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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Eurybia macrophylla (L.) Cass.
Bigleaf aster, Large-leaf wood-aster
Synonyms: Aster macrophyllus
USDA Symbol: euma27
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Dark Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
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
, QC Native Distribution:
Que. to MN, s. to upland GA & TN Native Habitat:
Open woods, thickets, clearings USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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
From the National Suppliers Directory
According 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 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: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff