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Common Blue Wood Aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) G. L. Nesom

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Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Common Blue Wood Aster) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Canada, The Contiguous United States, and The Americas. They have simple, broad leaves, purple flowers, and achene. Flowers are visited by Common Eastern Bumblebee, Pure Green Augochlora, Eristalis dimidiata, and Platycheirus obscurus. Individuals can grow to 5 feet.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of common blue wood aster. View this species on GBIF