Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Eurybia divaricata (L.) G.L. Nesom
White wood aster
Synonym(s): Aster boykinii, Aster carmesinus, Aster castaneus, Aster claytonii, Aster divaricatus, Aster excavatus, Aster flexilis, Aster stilettiformis, Aster tenebrosus
USDA Symbol: EUDI16
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, WV Canada: ON
, QC Native Habitat:
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, DEMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2010-10-16
Research By: TWC Staff