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Bloomquist, Marvin G.
Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L. Nesom
White heath aster, Heath Aster
USDA Symbol: syer
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Heath Aster is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae), which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
, WY Canada: AB
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
- Frenchtown, NJ
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
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-197
Collected 2007-10-20 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff