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Symphyotrichum anomalum

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, average, loam, clay, gravel/rock

Height: 2'-4'

Bloom Time: July, August, September, October, November

Bloom Color: white, violet, purple, lavender

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Symphyotrichum anomalum

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Symphyotrichum anomalum

Also known as:

manyray aster


Many-rayed aster

Scientific Synonyms:

Aster anomalus

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:


Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Symphyotrichum aster
Species Symphyotrichum anomalum manyray aster