Eurybia macrophylla (Aster macrophyllus)
$2.95 – $7.95
Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Part sun to Shade
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.
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.
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.
Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”