|Scientific Name||Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Aster foliaceus var. parryi)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SYFOP|
|Common Name||Parry's Aster||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||541090|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Moist areas along streams and wet meadows.
Plant: Highly variable variety. Erect perennial 8 to 40 inches tall; hairs in two vertical lines along the stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate and petiolate, usually withered by flowering; stem leaves ovate, lanceolate or oblanceolate and clasping, 3/4 to almost 5 inches long.
Inflorescence: Single to many composite flower heads in a rounded inflorescence, each 1 to 1-1/2 inches across with 15 to 60 rays, normally lavender to pink, but can be white (as below); large number of yellow disk florets; phyllaries smooth on the back, fringed on the edges, with white edges at the bases, outer and inner about the same length, linear-shaped and sharp-pointed.
Bloom period: July to September.
References: SW Colorado Wildflowers, E-Flora BC and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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