Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Aster simplex)
Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 4-5 feet
Bloom: July – October
Suggested Uses: Lance-leaved Aster is one of the most aggressive of asters but is a great addition to moist meadow and shoreline restorations as well as large rain gardens. It is an excellent source of nectar for bees and butterflies and will out-compete non-native plants! Thrives in disturbed areas.
Native Range: Native throughout the contiguous U.S., including Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees, butterflies and moths. An excellent pollinator plant.
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.
More information: USDA plant profile