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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Ionactis linariifolius (L.) Greene
Flaxleaf whitetop aster, Stiff Aster, Flaxleaf aster
Synonyms: Aster linariifolius
USDA Symbol: IOLI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Stiff, leafy stalk is terminated by several flower heads with blue ray flowers and yellow center disk flowers that turn bronzy.
Numerous short stems form a mound of flowers in colors ranging from deepest lavender to pinks and whites.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Southern Ontario to New Brunswick; New England south to northwest Florida; west to Louisiana and eastern Texas; north to Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Dry clearings, rocky banks. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-05-12
Research By: TWC Staff