Aster, Heath - Symphyotrichum ericoides

(White Heath Aster)

Family: Aster - (Asteraceae) Native

On trail at rear of Visitor Center (N35D33'02.147 X W105D41'10.361)

Flowers first observed: 9/5/17

Plant w/Flowers

The Flowers


"Heath aster grows from Canada across much of the United States into the Mexican states of Coahuila and Nuevo León.[7]Variety ericoides prefers open locations with sandy, gravelly, or disturbed soil.[8]." (Wikipedia)


"Heath aster is an herbaceous perennial with stems from 1 to 3 ft (0.30 to 0.91 m) tall.[3] Its leaves are sessile (stalkless) and narrow, and become smaller towards the end of the stems and branches. It has white or rarely pinkish, daisy-like composite flowerheads with yellow centers that appear in late summer through fall (autumn).[4][5] They are rather small, 1⁄3to 1⁄2 inch (8.5 to 12.7 mm) across.[3][6]." (Wikipedia)

Ethnobotanical Uses

None Found

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