Symphyotrichum lowrieanum

Symphyotrichum lowrieanum Lowrie's blue wood aster

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA Synonyms:   Aster cordifolius L. var. laevigatus

This species is treated as a synonym of S. cordifolium by some, particularly Canadian, authors. However, that species has more elongated leaves that have cordate bases and unwinged petioles regardless of their position - S. lowrieanum has mid-cauline leaves with distinctly winged petioles and basal leaves with slightly winged petioles.

Grows in woods, along roadsides & in dry fields.

Present throughout the state.

Wetland code: Not classified

Flowers late August through early October.

S-rank:  No rank
G-rank:  G5 (Secure)