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8 most common species:
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
New england aster
New england aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is a flowering plant native to North America. It is widely cultivated for ornamental horticulture and as a garden plant. There are over 70 cultivars of new england aster.
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum
White-panicle aster
White-panicle aster is a plant species native to North America. This prairie flower can be found in moist soil, taking root in recently-disturbed turf or along riverbanks. The white-panicle aster is a favorite of pollinators like bees, flies, and wasps, and its seeds and foliage attract grazing deer, rabbits, and livestock.
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
New york aster
This wildflower is prevalent along the east coast of the USA. Its species name derives from the early name for the New York colonial region, New Belgium. The new york aster is planted in gardens for a burst of late summer and autumn floral blooms, and to attract birds and butterflies.
Symphyotrichum pilosum
Frost aster
Frost aster (*Symphyotrichum pilosum*) is a plant species native to eastern North America. Frost aster can be commonly found in prairies or open woodlands. The cultivar Ochtendgloren has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Common blue wood-aster
Common blue wood-aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) is a herbaceous (non-woody stems) flowering perennial that grows up to 91 cm tall. Its flowers are violet, blue, purple, lavender, and sometimes white with yellow centers. Common blue wood-aster is native to central and eastern North America. This plant is also called the "Heart Leaf Aster" and the "Broad-leaf Aster."
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
Calico aster
Calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum) is a flowering plant that grows in fields, at the edges of forests, and in meadows. Calico aster is native to eastern North America. It is popularly planted in gardens for its colorful flowers.
Symphyotrichum ericoides
White heath aster
White heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) is a plant species that's considered easy to cultivate in dry soils. It sends out lots of rhizomes and self-seeds. Many people consider this plant to be an intrusive species. Its rate of spread is 30 cm or more each year.
Symphyotrichum laeve
Smooth blue aster
Smooth blue aster wildflowers bloom in autumn and grow naturally across North American prairies and open woodlands. They provide nectar for bees, attract songbirds with their seeds, and are homes for the caterpillars of the Pearl Crescent butterfly.

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New england aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
New england aster
New england aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is a flowering plant native to North America. It is widely cultivated for ornamental horticulture and as a garden plant. There are over 70 cultivars of new england aster.
White-panicle aster
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum
White-panicle aster
White-panicle aster is a plant species native to North America. This prairie flower can be found in moist soil, taking root in recently-disturbed turf or along riverbanks. The white-panicle aster is a favorite of pollinators like bees, flies, and wasps, and its seeds and foliage attract grazing deer, rabbits, and livestock.
New york aster
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
New york aster
This wildflower is prevalent along the east coast of the USA. Its species name derives from the early name for the New York colonial region, New Belgium. The new york aster is planted in gardens for a burst of late summer and autumn floral blooms, and to attract birds and butterflies.
Frost aster
Symphyotrichum pilosum
Frost aster
Frost aster (*Symphyotrichum pilosum*) is a plant species native to eastern North America. Frost aster can be commonly found in prairies or open woodlands. The cultivar Ochtendgloren has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Common blue wood-aster
Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Common blue wood-aster
Common blue wood-aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) is a herbaceous (non-woody stems) flowering perennial that grows up to 91 cm tall. Its flowers are violet, blue, purple, lavender, and sometimes white with yellow centers. Common blue wood-aster is native to central and eastern North America. This plant is also called the "Heart Leaf Aster" and the "Broad-leaf Aster."
Calico aster
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
Calico aster
Calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum) is a flowering plant that grows in fields, at the edges of forests, and in meadows. Calico aster is native to eastern North America. It is popularly planted in gardens for its colorful flowers.
White heath aster
Symphyotrichum ericoides
White heath aster
White heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) is a plant species that's considered easy to cultivate in dry soils. It sends out lots of rhizomes and self-seeds. Many people consider this plant to be an intrusive species. Its rate of spread is 30 cm or more each year.
Smooth blue aster
Symphyotrichum laeve
Smooth blue aster
Smooth blue aster wildflowers bloom in autumn and grow naturally across North American prairies and open woodlands. They provide nectar for bees, attract songbirds with their seeds, and are homes for the caterpillars of the Pearl Crescent butterfly.
Eastern annual saltmarsh aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum
Eastern annual saltmarsh aster
An annual plant in the sunflower family, eastern annual saltmarsh aster is native to coastal salt marshes of the eastern United States. Eastern annual saltmarsh aster is used in meadow restoration and in landscaping.
Purplestem aster
Symphyotrichum puniceum
Purplestem aster
Purplestem aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum) is a flowering perennial herb native to North America. Purplestem aster is also known as the swamp aster and the meadow scabish. This plant is widely cultivated as a wildflower.
Saltmarsh aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum var. ligulatum
Saltmarsh aster
Saltmarsh aster or Symphyotrichum subulatum var. ligulatum grows along the coast in brackish areas and salt marshes. It is a member of the sunflower family and the only annual aster native to New York, where it is considered threatened.
Pacific Aster
Symphyotrichum chilense
Pacific Aster
A member of the sunflower family, the pacific Aster is a perennial herb that can be a colorful addition to butterfly gardens with its purple flowers and yellow centers. Native to western North America from British Columbia to California, it can be found in many habitats, especially along the coast. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees.
Drummond's Aster
Symphyotrichum drummondii
Drummond's Aster
Drummond's Aster grows easily under a variety of conditions: sun, shade, dry, or moist soil. It grows prolific lavender flowers which are attractive to pollinators towards the end of the growing season. This flower is best grown where it can naturalize on its own.
Aromatic aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Aromatic aster
Aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) is an herbaceous perennial plant that attracts butterflies. Leaves are fragrant when crushed. It blooms from summer to fall with bluish-purple daisy-like flowers with yellow disc centers. Thrives in full sun with moist well-drained soil. Prefers sandy or clay soil.
Late purple aster
Symphyotrichum patens
Late purple aster
Also known as the late purple aster the Symphyotrichum patens is a small herbaceous plant usually found in sunny to mostly sunny locations with sandy or rocky soil. Native to parts of North America this plant blooms with showy purple flowers from summer through fall.
Late michaelmas-daisy
Symphyotrichum versicolor
Late michaelmas-daisy
Late michaelmas-daisy is a flowering plant with a big personality. It is frequently cultivated as an ornamental due to the delicate petals of its blooms, which come in rich purple color with bright yellow centers. This perennial is well-suited to any garden display and attracts pollinators.
Skyblue Aster
Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
Skyblue Aster
Skyblue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) is a perennial that will grow to 91 cm tall. It blooms from summer to fall with small sky blue flowers. It is easy to grow and is drought-tolerant. It attracts bees skippers butterflies and moths. Thrives in full sun or partial shade in a variety of well-drained soil types.
White arrowleaf aster
Symphyotrichum urophyllum
White arrowleaf aster
The white arrowleaf aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum) is a common plant in the eastern parts of North America. Its habitat is fields, open areas, and forest edges. It provides cover and food for a wide range of bees, beetles, bugs, flies, and grasshoppers. Many birds feed on the seed, and deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and livestock eat the young foliage.
Common michaelmas-daisy
Symphyotrichum salignum
Common michaelmas-daisy
Common michaelmas-daisy is described as an escaped hybrid and is used as a cut flower and in borders. This ornamental deciduous perennial herb prefers moist, well-drained soils. Common michaelmas-daisy derives its common name from the fact that it blooms throughout Michaelmas.
Smooth swamp aster
Symphyotrichum firmum
Smooth swamp aster
Smooth swamp aster is a perennial herb that can grow up to 2 m in height. It grows in sunny areas of North America and Canada at elevations of 100 to 400 m above sea level. It blooms from summer to fall and its showy flowers attract various species of bees.
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. tardiflorus
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. tardiflorus
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. tardiflorus
It flowers near St Michaels day at fall and so it is known by the common name Michaelmas daisy. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. tardiflorus is a popular ornamental garden plant and can attract large numbers of native bees.
Western aster
Symphyotrichum ascendens
Western aster
Western aster (Symphyotrichum ascendens) is a perennial herb found in the western reaches of Canada and the United States. The leaves and stem have rough hairs and reach up to 60 cm in height. Western aster can be found growing in both moist and dry soils.
Western silver aster
Symphyotrichum sericeum
Western silver aster
Western silver aster is found naturally in central plains and prairies of North America, but it has been globally renowned as an ornamental plant. The main features of western silver aster are silky, silvery leaves, and pink flowers that attract a number of pollinators.
Small-head aster
Symphyotrichum parviceps
Small-head aster
Another name for small-head aster (Symphyotrichum parviceps) is small white aster. In the United States, you’ll find it in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, and Arkansas. For some reason, this plant is often found in old cemeteries. You can also find it growing by the sides of roads, in prairies, and open fields.
Rayless alkali aster
Symphyotrichum ciliatum
Rayless alkali aster
Rayless alkali aster is a small, perennial herb. It is called a Rayless alkali aster because its tiny, cream or pinkish-white flowers have no petals. Common to moist, brackish (slightly salty) temperate meadows and alkali flats, it has also adapted to the edges of salted roadways.
Smooth white oldfield aster
Symphyotrichum racemosum
Smooth white oldfield aster
Smooth white oldfield aster is a perennial herbaceous plant known for its delicate sprays of small, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and white to pale lavender rays that bloom in late summer to fall. It flourishes in moist meadows and the edges of wetlands, where its presence can indicate a healthy ecosystem. Smooth white oldfield aster's erect stems and narrow lance-shaped leaves combine to create a fine texture in the landscape, attracting pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
Asters 'Golden Spray'
Aster ericoides 'Golden Spray'
Asters 'Golden Spray'
Asters 'Golden Spray' has small but pretty late-blooming flowers that grow on unusually wiry stems. The name refers to the yellow centers of the white flowers which are unusually prominent. This aster has been decorated with the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Asters 'Snow Flurry'
Aster ericoides f. prostratum 'Snow Flurry'
Asters 'Snow Flurry'
Asters 'Snow Flurry' is an aster cultivar praised for its ability as a spreading groundcover plant that adorns perennial gardens and rock gardens. Profuse blooms of star-shaped, white flowers, low maintenance, and resistance to disease and pests make this a popular plant.
Aromatic aster 'Raydon’s Favorite'
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon’s Favorite'
Aromatic aster 'Raydon’s Favorite'
Aromatic aster 'Raydon’s Favorite' is a great addition to pollinator gardens, with a luxurious show of striking blue-violet flowers that bloom well into fall. Its scent, reminiscent of anise and licorice, makes it a popular choice for teas and sachets.
Asters 'Brimstone'
Aster ericoides 'Brimstone'
Asters 'Brimstone'
Flushes of tiny "sunny-side up" flowers on clumps of bright green foliage are what make asters 'Brimstone' stand out. A cultivated hybrid of other aster varieties, this cultivar was named for the first butterfly said to land on its blooms. Asters 'Brimstone' won an RHS Award of Garden Merit for its delightful clumping and floriferous habit, attractive leaves, and compact size.
Asters 'First Snow'
Aster ericoides 'First Snow'
Asters 'First Snow'
Asters 'First Snow' has arching branches that are covered with tiny, white, star-shaped blooms. Sometimes the blooms are so densely packed that the plant looks completely white. It is a cultivar of Aster ericoides, the flowers of which are usually not so small or densely packed. This cultivar is so-named because the little white flowers look like fresh snow on evergreen branches.
Aromatic aster 'October Skies'
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'
Aromatic aster 'October Skies'
A compact and bushy variety of aster, aromatic aster 'October Skies' produces blue flowers with yellow centers that bloom in late summer and fall. The color of the flower as well as its bloom time inspired the variety's name. The fragrance of aromatic aster 'October Skies' is not from the flowers, but rather the plant's foliage.
Calico aster 'Lady in Black'
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Lady in Black'
Calico aster 'Lady in Black'
Calico aster 'Lady in Black' is named for its uniquely attractive dark purple foliage. It's the coloring that makes this cultivar unique: it produces white flowers with rosy centers and has noticeably darker foliage than its parent plant, the Calico aster. Gardeners love that this cultivar is easy to grow, long-lived and attracts butterflies.
Scaleleaf aster
Symphyotrichum adnatum
Scaleleaf aster
Scaleleaf aster is distinguished by its daisy-like purple flowers with yellow centers, which bloom in late summer to fall. This perennial herb is typically found in open woods and thickets, thriving in moist to moderately dry conditions. Its growth patterns are adapted to maximize sunlight exposure, contributing to the plant's vitality. Scaleleaf aster's stout, hairy stems and lance-shaped leaves are further identifiers, positioning it as a charming addition to native gardens.
Symphyotrichum vahlii
Symphyotrichum vahlii
Symphyotrichum vahlii
Symphyotrichum vahlii is a perennial herbaceous plant with a knack for thriving in moist, open woodlands. It showcases a dense array of petite daisy-like flowers with lavender to pink rays encircling a golden-yellow center, blooming mainly in late summer to fall. Its slender stems and lance-shaped leaves support the floral display, creating a delicate visual appeal that invites various pollinators. Symphyotrichum vahlii's modest stature belies its robust nature, adapting well to its native ecosystem.
Willowleaf aster
Symphyotrichum praealtum
Willowleaf aster
Willowleaf aster is a robust perennial showcasing a profusion of daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and purplish petals. Its sturdy stems rise to form bushy clumps, typically thriving in well-drained soils and full to partial sunlight. The blooms create a vibrant fall spectacle, attracting butterflies and bees towards its nectar-rich blossoms.
Douglas's aster
Symphyotrichum subspicatum
Douglas's aster
Douglas's aster is a perennial herb with daisy-like purple flowers that bloom in late summer to fall. Its stems are slender and may reach up to 1 meter in height, often with small, lance-shaped leaves. Typically found in moist meadows and streamsides, douglas's aster's abundant blooms attract various pollinators, aiding in its reproduction and the ecosystem's health.
Marsh american-aster
Symphyotrichum elliottii
Marsh american-aster
Marsh american-aster is a perennial wildflower with a notable presence in moist habitats. Its daisy-like flowers, with violet-blue petals encircling a yellow disk, bloom atop sturdy, branching stems. The plant's lanceolate leaves clasp the stems, aiding in its upright growth. In late summer to fall, its vibrant blooms attract butterflies, enriching the local ecosystem.
Lindley's aster
Symphyotrichum ciliolatum
Lindley's aster
Lindley's aster is adorned with small, daisy-like flowers with a yellow center and purple petals. This perennial herb thrives in moist environments, often found along stream banks and in wet meadows. Its slender, lance-shaped leaves and rough stems rise up to 3 feet, creating a delicate texture against the dense foliage. Lindley's aster's bloom period extends into the late summer, offering a late-season nectar source for pollinators.
Simmonds' aster
Symphyotrichum simmondsii
Simmonds' aster
Simmonds' aster is a perennial herb known for its colorful, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and lavender petals. It thrives in well-drained soils, typically found in meadows and open woods. The plant's growth is influenced by its reliance on full to partial sunlight, promoting hearty blooms in late summer to fall. A member of the aster family, simmonds' aster's pollinator-friendly blossoms and clumping habit make it a favorite in naturalistic gardens.
Longleaf aster
Symphyotrichum robynsianum
Longleaf aster
Longleaf aster possesses a herbaceous, perennial essence, thriving in prairie-like ecosystems. Its stems, characteristically erect, culminate in a profusion of daisy-like blooms, embellished with lavender petals encircling yellow centers—a beacon for local pollinators. Longleaf aster's foliage, lanceolate, and green, contributes to the delicate aesthetic while supporting its resilience through seasonal cycles.
Purplestem aster
Symphyotrichum puniceum var. scabricaule
Purplestem aster
Purplestem aster boasts vibrant purple to blue flower heads that bloom in the late summer to fall. Typically found in wetlands and at the edges of streams, this moisture-loving perennial reaches heights of up to two meters, displaying lance-shaped leaves along its rough-textured stems. The flowers, with their richly colored petals and yellow centers, attract a variety of pollinators, playing an essential role in the ecosystem.
Hall's aster
Symphyotrichum hallii
Hall's aster
Hall's aster is a perennial herb with a clumping growth habit, showcasing a profusion of small, daisy-like purple flowers in late summer to fall. Its leaves are lance-shaped and can grow sparsely along its upright stems. Thriving in prairies and open woodlands, hall's aster is well-adapted to these environments, demonstrating resilience in the face of variable conditions. Pollinators are often attracted to its nectar-rich blooms, playing a role in its life cycle.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
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Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
New england aster
New england aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is a flowering plant native to North America. It is widely cultivated for ornamental horticulture and as a garden plant. There are over 70 cultivars of new england aster.
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum
White-panicle aster
White-panicle aster is a plant species native to North America. This prairie flower can be found in moist soil, taking root in recently-disturbed turf or along riverbanks. The white-panicle aster is a favorite of pollinators like bees, flies, and wasps, and its seeds and foliage attract grazing deer, rabbits, and livestock.
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
New york aster
This wildflower is prevalent along the east coast of the USA. Its species name derives from the early name for the New York colonial region, New Belgium. The new york aster is planted in gardens for a burst of late summer and autumn floral blooms, and to attract birds and butterflies.
Symphyotrichum pilosum
Frost aster
Frost aster (*Symphyotrichum pilosum*) is a plant species native to eastern North America. Frost aster can be commonly found in prairies or open woodlands. The cultivar Ochtendgloren has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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