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Connecticut Plants
Heart-leaved Aster (Blue Wood Aster)
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom

This is a very common aster in shady places.

  • Synonyms: Aster cordifolius
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: open woods, clearings
  • Height: 1-4 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads around 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: ray flowers blue-purple, sometimes almost white; disk flowers yellow, becoming red
  • Flowering time: August to November
  • Origin: native
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom