Apr. 19, 2021

scaleleaf aster, Symphyotrichum adnatum

Scaleleaf aster is one of the more easily identified of the many asters. Those small appressed leaves are, within the range of thse plants, unique in the genus. The flowers are not so helpful, ranging in color from white to a nice blue. The Coastal Plain Plants site notes that scaleleaf aster is an indicator species for Panhandle Silty Longleaf Woodlands community type. Scaleleaf is a plant of that and other coastal plain habitats of AL, FL, GA, LA, and MS. Worth Co GA, 10/19/15. Aster family, Asteraceae.