Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata
Flat-top aster, Parasol whitetop
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
The rigid, erect stems of this perennial
are much-branched at the top and grow to a height of 5 ft. Leaves are long and narrow and the small, white flowers, with yellow to pink centers, are clustered at branch ends.
Slowly forms large colonies. (Ontario Native
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, DC Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Nf. to Man., s. to FL
& LA Native Habitat:
Moist thickets, meadows & wood borders
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Looks best when planted in colonies. Can become aggressive. Requires little care but benefits from wintercover.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Pearly Crescent, Harris Checkerspot