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New England aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

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calloftheloon

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June 16, 2016 05:52 PM EDT

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Likely planted!

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aarondurnbaugh

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June 8, 2016 09:55 AM CDT

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Found by Greta

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June 2, 2016 10:20 AM EDT

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Description from Wikipedia

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Aster novae-angliae.jpg
New England Aster
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Subgenus: Virgulus
Species: S. novae-angliae
Binomial name
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
(L.) G.L.Nesom
Cultivars
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List of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae cultivars
Synonyms
Aster altissimus Moench
Aster concinnus Colla
Aster novae-angliae L.
Aster novae-angliae f. geneseensis House
Aster novae-angliae var. monocephalus Farw.
Aster novae-angliae f. rosarius House
Aster novae-angliae f. roseus (Desf.) Britton
Aster novae-angliae f. spurius (Willd.) Voss
Aster roseus Desf.
Aster spurius Willd.
Lasallea novae-angliae (L.) Semple & Brouillet
Virgulus novae-angliae (L.) Reveal & Keener
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G L Nesom. (formerly Aster novae-angliae L.), commonly known as the New England aster,[2] hairy Michaelmas-daisy[3] or Michaelmas daisy, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to almost every area in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, but excluding the far north of Canada as well as some of the southern United States. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae was introduced to Europe in 1710;[4] a common garden escape, it has naturalized along roadsides and on disturbed ground.

Contents

1 Description
2 Uses among Native Americans
3 Cultivation
4 Cultivars
5 Collections
6 See also
7 References
Description[edit]

Bees on Symphyotrichum novae-angliae flowers
The plant grows up to 120 cm (47 in) with a stout, hairy stem and clasping, lance-shaped leaves with entire margins. The flower heads are showy with yellow disc florets at the center and ray florets that range from a deep purple or rose to rarely white.

This species inhabits a wide variety of habitats and soil types, though it does not tolerate strong shade.

Uses among Native Americans[edit]

The Cherokee use a poultice of the roots for pain, an infusion of the roots for diarrhea, and sniff the ooze from the roots for catarrh. They also take an infusion of the plant for fever.[5] The Chippewa smoke the roots in pipes to attract game.[6] The Iroquois use a decoction of the plant for weak skin, use a decoction of the roots and leaves for fevers, use the plant as a "love medicine",[7] and use an infusion of whole plant and rhizomes from another plant to treat mothers with intestinal fevers,.[8] The Meskwaki smudge the plant and use it to revive unconscious people,[9] and the Prairie Potawatomi use it as a fumigating reviver.[10]

Cultivation[edit]

Owing to its attractive flowers, numerous cultivars have been developed. Moreover, as a result of its increased horticultural popularity, it has been introduced to many areas beyond its natural range, including Europe and several western US states.[11]

Cultivars[edit]

See List of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae cultivars.

Over 70 cultivars of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae have been raised, although only about 50 survive in commerce today. There is less diversity of habit and flower than in novi-belgii, whose cultivars are often derived from hybrids. The novae-angliae cultivars grow to between 90 and 180 cm in height, with the notable exception of "Purple Dome", at

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May 20, 2016

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New England aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

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ksadel23

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May 20, 2016

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These flowers were found by a cement ramp among other species of tall grasses. It is distinct from other flowers of its kind as its petals are more straight than curved and they are a light lavender. Another flower that was similar to this flower was relatively close to the location of this flower, however, it had white flowers instead of purple.

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May 21, 2016 09:31 AM EDT

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May 19, 2016 06:54 PM EDT

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New England aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

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May 11, 2016 12:59 PM CDT

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acm5628

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May 1, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G L Nesom. (formerly Aster novae-angliae L.), commonly known as the New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to almost every area in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, but excluding the far north of Canada as well as some of the southern United States. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae was introduced to Europe in 1710; a common garden escape, it has naturalized

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