Symphyotrichum lanceolatum
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 1-3.5 feet; 0.3-1.1 metres Spread: 0.5-3 feet; 0.15-0.9 metres Sun: Full to part sun Water: Medium Wildlife: Bees, beetles, wasps, butterflies, beetles, and flies are all attracted to the flowers of this plant. Aphids, moth caterpillars, and grasshoppers feed on the foliage of this plant. Deer, some songbirds and turkeys also feed on various parts of this plant. Bloom Colour: White and yellow Tolerates: Some drought Culture: Prefers moist, poorly-drained soil. It grows well in loam, gravel, and clay. Noteworthy Characteristics: Lance-Leaved Aster has a hairy, light green to reddish central stem that can mature to brown and woody. Its alternate leaves are elliptic and get smaller going up the stem. The upper surfaces of leaf blades are darker. The plant produces a panicle of flowerheads with white ray florets surrounding yellow disk florets. The florets later give way to hairy achenes that are dispersed by winds.