The light-violet flowers of this pretty fall aster attract a range of native bees and butterflies. It is a host plant for the Wavy-Lined Emerald moth and the Asteroid moth. The bluish-green foliage is smooth to the touch. Blooms August-October. Sun to part shade. Dry to medium moisture. 2-5'.

Symphyotrichum laeve (Smooth Blue Aster)