Connecticut Plants
Smooth Aster
Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) A. & D. Löve
  • Synonyms: 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
Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) A.& D. Lˆve
Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) A.& D. Lˆve

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