Symphyotrichum patens from Mary, SC

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Is this flower in the wild aster family, grown in dry, sandy soil (taken today…10/31)?

Hi Mary,

yes this is one of the native blue asters, this one is Symphyotrichum patens, formerly called Aster patens. One of our fine fall-blooming species.


Dr. Steven R. Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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