Heart-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)
An unassuming, small flowered woodland aster that nonetheless attracts and hosts a wide variety of insects. Perfect for naturalizing shaded borders and understory.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Clay Loam, Rocky
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Sep-Oct
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract a wide variety of pollinators such as bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, and beetles. Hosts the silvery checkerspot and pearl crescent butterflies, as well as many moths and smaller insects. Occasionally browsed by mammals and ground birds.