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Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium



First Noted by Expedition
September 21, 1804, at Big Bend, Missouri River.
 

Description
This perennial's rigid stems, usually less than 20 in (50.8 cm) tall, are much-branched from the base. The narrow leaves and stems are sparsely covered with short hairs. Pink or lavender flowers are many petaled and aromatic with a yellow center.
 

Habitat
Dry prairies; eroded bluffs; rocky or sandy, open sites.
 

Range
Pennsylvania to North Carolina, west to northeastern Wyoming and Texas.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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