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Decurrent False Aster Boltonia decurrens

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Description

Decurrent False Aster is a species of flowering plant native to a small area of Illinois and Missouri.  It grows along floodplains, typically in moist bottomlands, and is listed as a threatened species. It may flop unless supported or cut back by 1/3 in spring.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#perennial#wet sites#native#summer
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#perennial#wet sites#native#summer
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Boltonia
    Species:
    decurrens
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central U.S.
    Distribution:
    Found along Illinois and Mississippi Rivers
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Daisy-like
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped, decurrent
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies