Eurybia divaricata / White Wood Aster
White wood aster is a carefree aster that will create a loose deciduous groundcover over time. Its cheerful and dainty blooms are daisy-like. A mainstay of New Jersey’s woodlands, this aster provides late season forage for native bees and butterflies.
Helpful in smothering late-season weeds like stiltgrass.
Host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly, a widespread butterfly of upland fields and meadows.
Height: 2′ Blooms: August, September
Siting: Dry to average, part sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Low