Northeast Pollinator Plants
Symphyotrichum laeve (Smooth Aster)
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Common Name: Smooth Aster
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: September - October
Flower Color: Violet to Purple with Yellow Centers
Height: 2' - 4'
Notes: Symphyotrichum laeve, Smooth Aster, is a popular native Aster providing purple flowers with distinctly yellow center on unbranched stems, attracting a plethora of butterflies. Noted as deer-resistant by Wild Seed Project.
Native to almost all of the US (rare in southern VT): Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).