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Connecticut Plants
White Wood Aster
Eurybia divaricata (L.) Nesom

This is probably Connecticut's most common aster of shady places. It often grows as a volunteer in gardens; a favorite location is the base of hedges.

  • Synonyms: Aster divaricatus
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: dry woods
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads 3/4 to 1 inch across
  • Flower color: white rays; center starts yellow then ages to reddish purple
  • Flowering time: August to October
  • Origin: native
Eurybia divaricata (L.) Nesom