Smooth Aster

Symphyotrichum laeve

Growth Habitat: Perennial, grows up to 3 feet tall.

Leaves: Smooth, almost waxy, clasping, simple, alternate

Stems: Erect, smooth, almost waxy, purplish.

Flowers: Purple ray flowers around a yellow disk, flower heads about 1 inch across.

Roots: Rhizomatous, fibrous.

Reproduces: By seed and by rhizomes.

Habitat: Drought-tolerant, meadows, grasslands, and open woods.