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Smooth Aster
Symphyotrichum laeve (Aster laevis)

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: dry soil in fields and open woods
• Height: 1-3 feet
• Flower size: flowerheads around 1 inch across
• Flower color: purple ray flowers around a yellow disk
• Flowering time: August to October
• Origin: native

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Symphyotrichum laeve
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Smooth aster stems and leaves are very smooth -- almost waxy. The stem often has a purple tint. The leaves clasp the stem.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.