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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata
Doellingeria umbellata (Mill.) Nees var. umbellata
Flat-top aster, Parasol whitetop
Synonym(s): Aster umbellatus
USDA Symbol: doumu
The rigid, erect stems of this perennial are much-branched at the top and grow to a height of 5 ft. Leaves are long and narrow and the small, white flowers, with yellow to pink centers, are clustered at branch ends.
Slowly forms large colonies. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Nf. to Man., s. to FL
& LA Native Habitat:
Moist thickets, meadows & wood borders
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Looks best when planted in colonies. Can become aggressive. Requires little care but benefits from wintercover.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Pearly Crescent, Harris Checkerspot
PropagationDescription: Seeds sown in fall will produce blooms the second year. May also be multiplied by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Hinton, WV
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:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff