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Eurybia divaricata (L.) Nesom
White wood aster
Synonyms: Aster divaricatus
USDA Symbol: EUDI16
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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 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: 2010-10-16
Research By: TWC Staff