Eurybia macrophylla (Aster macrophyllus)

Eurybia macrophylla (Aster macrophyllus)


Big-leaved Aster Categories: ,


Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Part sun to Shade
Height: 6″-12″
Color: White
Bloom: August-October
Flowers: The 1 ” flower-heads have 10-20 petal-like ray flowers. The central disk flowers of this branching aster can have a reddish hue.
Leaves: The large, heart-shaped, toothed basal leaves are 4-8″ across.

Suggested Uses:

A nice plant for woodland for shoreline restoration. Big-leaved Aster tolerates drier soils. It is a good source of nectar for bees and butterflies.

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: The Meskawi used it to treat mothers of still-born babies.
Food Uses: The tender, young leaved can be eaten as a cooked green.
Other Uses:
More Information:
Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”
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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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