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About California Aster
- Plant Family: Asteraceae
- Plant Type: Groundcover
- Height by Width: 4-8" x spreading by rhizomes
- Growth Habit: Low, spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous in places with freezing temperatures
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 5 degrees F
- Flower Season: Summer/Fall
- Flower Color: Lavender
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Western North America from British Columbia to California. Grows in many habitats, mostly along the coast and in coastal mountain ranges.
- Natural Habitat: Many habitats, but usually grasslands, salt marshes, coastal sage scrub, and disturbed places below 2000'