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General: Aster family (Asteraceae). White panicle aster is a perennial growing up to two meters tall. The leaves are alternate, long, narrow, widest near the middle, and sometimes irregularly toothed along the edges, ranging up to six inches long (Ladd 1995). The flower heads are in an open, leafy, conical cluster at the top of the plant (Ibid.). The flowers are hermaphrodite (having both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees, butterflies, flies, beetles and moths.

Distribution: White panicle aster ranges from Maine and south to South Carolina, west Texas and North Dakota. For current distribution, please consult the Plant profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.


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Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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