Oligoneuron album (Solidago ptarmicoides)
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: White
Blooms Season: July – September
Suggested Uses: Upland Aster is a very beautiful wildflower that looks similar to a small white aster. It grows well on sandy, gravelly and rocky soils. It is a great plant to use in upland prairie and shoreline restorations. This plant is also a great addition to home gardens. Drought tolerant and tolerates poor soils. It is a nice flower to use in fresh and dried flower bouquets.
Native Range: Native to the Upper Midwest and scattered areas throughout the Rocky Mountains, the Ozarks and the Northeast.
Pollinators: Attractive to butterflies! An important nectar source for adult monarch butterflies. Birds will eat the seeds.
Flowers: Flowers are small (about 1/2″ in diameter)
Leaves: Leaves are narrow and up to 8″ long. Young plants and early season growth forms in basal rosettes. Later in the season, stems rise from the middle and with flowers blooming mid-to-late summer.
Other Names: Prairie Goldenrod. Solidago ptarmicoides.
More information: USDA plant profile