Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve

Glaucus Aster, Narrow-leaf Aster, Smooth Aster

Family: Compositae

Genus: Symphyotrichum

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 4' tall, 2' spread

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Small, light purple flowers, daisy-like, with yellow centers, to 1.25" diameter in early autumn. Attracts butterflies. Well-drained soil.


Published in Taxon 31: 369 in 1982.

Native to Canada, the US and Mexico.

Basionym is Aster laevis L.

Synonym Aster glaucus Nees.


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