Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Smooth Aster

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Aster laevis, Smooth Aster

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Aster laevis

Flower Description:

Showy and conspicuous with many flowers per plant. Each flower has 15-20 petals that range in color from purple or pale blue to white. Petals surround a yellow center disk.

FamilyAster
Season BloomFall
HabitatDry, sun, dunes, fields, meadows, roadsides. Self seeds.
CyclePerennial
Height1-3'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are thick and variable in size and shape but are somewhat elongated. Leaves are smaller toward the top of the plant.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland