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Purple-Stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)
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Other common names: Purplestem Aster, Red-Stem Aster, Swamp Aster
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 2 to 8 ft.
Blooms: August to November
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
More photos of this flower
- Crooked-Stemmed Aster
The stem of crooked-stemmed aster is smooth and zig-zags between leaves. Purple-stemmed aster usually as a purplish, hairy stem, though green stems may be seen also.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.