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Doellingeria umbellata (P. Mill.) Nees
Parasol whitetop, Flat-topped White Aster
USDA Symbol: DOUM2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A rigid, upright stem bearing a flat-topped cluster of flower heads with white rays.
This conspicuous aster of wet meadows is one of the first asters to bloom; it has an extremely wide, flat top, almost 1 (30 cm) wide.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Alberta east to Newfoundland, south to Georgia and Alabama, and northwest to Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Native Habitat:
Moist thickets, woods, and swamp edges. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
American Native Nursery
- Quakertown, PA
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DE
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff