- Common Name(s):
- White wood aster
- Native Plants, Wildflowers
- Leaves are host plant for the caterpillar of the Pearl Crescent butterfly.
- Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.
- Sees attact songbirds and small mammals.
Formerly known as Aster divaricatus
- Late summer into fall
- 1-3 ft.
- 2-7 in. thin, stalked, coarsely serrated, heart-shaped, long, tapering leaves; smooth zig-zag stems
- Flat-topped cluster of flowers with 6-10 white petals and a yellow center that turns bronzy purple; bracts are whitish with green tips
- Dry, open woods, clearings
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2491