Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Aster simplex)
$4.25 – $7.95
Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Mesic(Medium)
Flowers: The 3/4"-1" flower heads have numerous petal-like ray flowers surrounding yellow disk flowers.
Leaves: The lance-shaped pointed leaves are 3"-6" long.
This is one of the most aggressive of our Asters but is deserving of it’s use for moist meadows, shoreline restoration and large rain gardens. It is an excellent source of nectar for bees and butterflies and will out compete non-native plants!
Medicinal Uses: A salve of dried plant was applied to abrasions and smoke from crushed flowers was used to treat nosebleeds.
Other Uses: It attracts butterflies and moths and is a good source of pollen for bees.
Name: Aster is Latin for "star."