Georgia Aster

Common Name: Georgia Aster

Scientific Name: Symphyotrichum georgianum

Origin: Southeastern United States

Family: Asteraceae

Bloom time: October-November

Georgia aster has a natural distribution across Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. It is considered extirpated from the state of Flroida. It is under threat from both develpment and habitat changes due to fire suppression. Georgia aster is widely considered to be the showiest member of its genus. The Garden has participated in regional planning, research, management, and monitoring for Georgia Aster.