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Crooked-Stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum prenanthoides)

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Other common names: Crookedstem Aster
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: August to October
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  1.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Sandy Creek Trail
Date:  8/31/2003
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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.

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