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

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Eurybia divaricata Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Pearl Crescent

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Brown-hooded Owlet
Camouflaged Looper
Common Tan Wave
Confused Euscarca
Saddleback Caterpillar
Striped Garden Caterpillar
The Asteroid

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Quart