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

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Eurybia macrophylla 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