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Go Botany: Native Plant Trust

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Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Plant of the Day: Symphyotrichum cordifolium heart-leaved American-aster

Heart-leaved American-aster is sometimes weedy and is typically found in partial to full shade. It rarely forms hybrids with other American-aster (Symphyotrichum) species, such as New York American-aster (S. novi-belgii) and purple-stemmed American-aster (S. puniceum). The ...

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