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Connecticut Plants
Wavy-leaved Aster
Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) Nesom

This aster has distinctive leaves. In the lower photo, you can see the "wing" of leaf along the petiole (leaf stem). On the lower leaves, the wing broadens as it meets the main stem.

  • Synonyms: Aster undulatus
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: dry woods and clearings
  • Height: 1 to 3 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: purple to pale blue rays around a yellow disk
  • Flowering time: August to November
  • Origin: native
Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) Nesom
Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) Nesom