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Directory of Wildflowers

Smooth Aster
Aster laevis (Symphyotrichum laeve)

Flowers of Smooth Aster
Flowers of Smooth Aster

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Blue
 
Bloom Season
August - October
 

Features

Blue daisy-like flowers.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained to dry soils.

Notes

Smooth Aster is commonly found along the edges of woods and in dry soils.