Eurybia macrophylla (L.) Cass.
Bigleaf aster, Large-leaf wood-aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Aster ianthinus, Aster macrophyllus, Aster macrophyllus var. apricensis, Aster macrophyllus var. excelsior, Aster macrophyllus var. ianthinus, Aster macrophyllus var. pinguifolius, Aster macrophyllus var. sejunctus, Aster macrophyllus var. velutinus, Aster multiformis, Aster nobilis, Aster riciniatus, Aster roscidus, Aster violaris
USDA Symbol: EUMA27
A 1-3 ft. wood-aster with very large (4-8 in. wide), heart-shaped, basal leaves. White or violet flowers occur in open clusters.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: Que. to MN, s. to upland GA & TN
Native Habitat: Open woods, thickets, clearings
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist to drier soils
Conditions Comments: The foliage of this species is showier than the flowers. It is best used as a ground cover.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Eurybia macrophylla is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Pearl Crescent |
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PropagationDescription: Sow seeds, 5/8 deep, outside in fall or provide cold stratification. Also propagated by softwood cuttings taken in late spring or by division of clumps.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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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
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 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eurybia macrophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eurybia macrophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff