University of Rhode Island

Symphyotrichum tenuifolius

Perennial Saltmarsh Aster

Also known as Aster tennufolius. Small, flowering perennial with pale purple, pink, or white flowers and narrow, tapered, dull green leaves. Blooms August through October. Full sun, wet soil, tolerates salt and salt spray. Native to RI. 1-2’.

Image courtesy of Janet Novak, CT Botanical Society

Image courtesy of Eleanor Saulys, CT Botanical Society

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