Symphyotrichum oolentangiense - Blue Sky Aster
Blue Sky Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) is a mostly unbranched, except near the top, herbaceous perennial with a light green hairy central stem. Its alternate leaves at the base of the plant are somewhat heart-shaped and become smaller as they ascend up the stem. The central stem terminates in a panicle of flowerheads that are light-blue with yellow centers. Its fibrous root system holds soil in place and helps control erosion.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 1' - 2'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Symphyotrichum is a genus of over 100 species of mostly perennial and some annual flowering plants, and are commonly referred to as Asters. All of the species are native to the Americas, except one that is native to eastern Eurasia. Individual species vary greatly in plant size and flower development depending on their growing conditions, and the genetic diversity within each species is quite considerable. Asters have composite flowers, which means their central circle consists of many disk flowers (reproductive flowers) and ray flowers (petal-looking flowers on the circle's edge that attract pollinators).
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