Symphyotrichum carolinianum
Climbing Aster

Family: Asteraceae

Form: Semi-woody, vine-like perennial reaching 10 ft in height

Leaves: Simple, alternate, entire, sessile and clasping to stems


Flower: Pink to lavender ray petals with yellow disks

Fruit: Achene

Comments: Of the 25 Symphyotrichum species native to Florida , only four or five are commercially available for landscape use.