Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii New York aster

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA

The narrow lancelolate leaves of this aster are not deeply clasping the stem and maybe toothed or entire.  Flowers are violet and are similar to those of New England aster, but the stem is smooth or rarely slightly hairy.

Rare in swamps and moist meadows.

Mostly found in the southeast of the state.

Wetland codes

Flowers mid-August to October.

PA status: PT (Threatened)
S-rank: S2 (Imperiled)
G-rank:  G5 (Secure)