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Hardy Blue Aster Flowers Close-up

Aromatic Aster

Plants / Sympyhotrichum oblongifolium
Length "
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated

A critical late-season nectar source for butterflies, especially monarchs. This bushy perennial plant tolerates dry, rocky soils and full sun. Beginning in October, clusters of violet flowers begin covering the plant and persist well into winter.

(middle and east TN) High Land Rim, Cumberland Plateau, Valley and Ridge, Unaka Mountains
Rock outcrops and dry woodlands
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