Symphyotrichum ericoides or Aster ericoides (Heath Aster)


Heath Aster can be found in prairies and savannas in mesic to dry soils. It explodes into clouds of tiny white flowers all along its stems in August and blooms into October. Heath Aster has needle-like foliage and a bushy to sprawling habit. Asters are key pollinator plants that provide a welcome source of late-season nectar. Numerous moths use them as larval hosts.

  • Sun Exposure Savanna/Prairie
  • Soil Conditions Mesic, Dry Mesic
  • Height 2'
  • Flower Color White
  • Flower Time August, September, October
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