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Connecticut Plants
New England Aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) Nesom

Compared to other native asters, New England aster flowers have more rays (around 40) and, usually, more intense purple color.

  • Synonyms: Aster novae-angliae
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: damp thickets and meadows
  • Height: 3-7 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads around 1-1/2 inches across
  • Flower color: purple rays around a yellow disk
  • Flowering time: August to October
  • Origin: native
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) Nesom
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) Nesom