Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Test-drive A Teaching Key to Asters.
You may also want to look at The Connecticut Botanical Society's gallery of Connecticut wildflowers
Read more about Symphyotrichum at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Flora of North America
Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Smooth Heartleaf Aster, Lowrie's Blue Wood Aster, Lowrie's Aster
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Keith Bradley kab_s_lowrieanum_2897
August Macon County NC
Nantahala National Forest
Flower heads in ~ densely paniculiform arrays, per Flora of North America.
JK Marlow jkm161009_865
October Pickens County SC
Lvs thickish, a little succulent. Stem lvs contracted into winged petioles, per Britton & Brown's Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions (1913).