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Also known as Aster chapmanii
|Size:||1-3 ft tall|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Bright lavender|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
Bog gardens, sunny areas with moist soil. Only likely to be noticed when blooming.
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Unknown|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Unknown|
|Soil or other substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Loam, Sand|
Small birds eat the seed.
Nectar plant for many butterfly species but also visited by other native insect pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Wet flatwoods, bogs, savannahs, prairies|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Based on the BONAP range map, this species is a "near endemic" -- it occurs only in the panhandle and a 3 counties in southern Alabama.
At this time, the Florida Plant Atlas shows two outlying collections. One (Alachua County) appears to have been removed by the herbarium that "has" the specimen, the other (St. Lucie County) is a 1980 literature citation with apparently no specimen. Neither is shown on our map.