Eurybia divaricata (L.) G.L. Nesom
White wood aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Aster boykinii, Aster carmesinus, Aster castaneus, Aster claytonii, Aster divaricatus, Aster excavatus, Aster flexilis, Aster stilettiformis, Aster tenebrosus
USDA Symbol: EUDI16
The very young leaves of this species may be cooked and eaten as greens. (Niering)
Listed as a threatened species in Canada by SARA (Species at Risk Act) but not a species of concern in its US range.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , KY , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Habitat: Woodland
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) , Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Tolerates dry soil, shade to part shade neutral to slightly acidic conditions.
Conditions Comments: Vigorous or agressive, even in dry shade.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Can be started from seed, by dividing clumps in early spring or allowed to spread on its own.
Seed Collection: Seeds mature in late fall.
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Amandas Garden - Springwater, NY
Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 928 - 100 easy-to-grow native plants for Canadian gardens (2005) Johnson, L.; A. Leyerle
Bibref 199 - National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers : Eastern Region (2001) J. W. Thieret; W. A. Niering; N. C. Olmstead
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eurybia divaricata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eurybia divaricata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-10-16
Research By: TWC Staff