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Sky Blue Aster

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Aster azureus

Flower Description:

Rays of pale blue petals with a yellow center. Once pollinated the center turns reddish as a signal to insects to look for pollen elsewhere.

Season BloomAug-Oct
HabitatPart shade to sun, dry sandy or rocky soil, prairies, savannas and open woods
Leaf DescriptionLeaves toothless and feel like fine sandpaper. Basal arrowhead to narrowly heart shaped
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun