Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
A white, small flowered aster that blooms profusely in late summer-early fall. The narrow leaves give patches of Heath aster an appealing texture. Hosts and attracts a wide variety of insects.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Adaptable
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Sep-Oct
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract a wide variety of pollinators including bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, moths, beetles, and plant bugs. Hosts silvery checkerspot and pearl crescent butterflies, as well as many moths and smaller insects. Young plants may be browsed by wild turkey and mammalian browsers.