Eurybia macrophylla / Bigleaf aster
A beautiful late-summer woodland aster with large white blooms. Large basal leaves form a groundcover as the plant spreads colonially. The basal leaves are reputed to be used as a cooked vegetable when young. Native to rich soil with a wide tolerance for moist or well-drained sites.
Helpful in smothering late-season weeds like stiltgrass.
Host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly, a widespread butterfly of upland fields and meadows.
Height: 1′ – 3′ Blooms: July
Siting: Average to moist soil, part sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Low