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White Heath Aster

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Notes:

Heath aster is a native plant that typically occurs in open rocky woods, prairies and along roads and railroads. A bushy, somewhat compact plant with many-branched stems which typically grows 1' to 3' tall. Small, daisy-like flowers (1/2" across) are borne in profusion in spreading, often one-sided, dense sprays (racemes) in late summer to early fall. Ray flowers are usually white, but infrequently blue or pink and center disks are yellow. Distinctive leaves (to 3" long) are narrow (1/4" wide), rigid, linear and heath-like (hence the common name). Good cut flower. Attractive to butterflies.

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Aarongunnar
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Aarongunnar

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2015
Submitted on Oct 18, 2016

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