Doellingeria umbellata (Mill.) Nees
Parasol Whitetop, Flat-topped White Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: DOUM2
A rigid, upright stem bearing a flat-topped cluster of flower heads with white rays.
This conspicuous aster of wet meadows is one of the first asters to bloom; it has an extremely wide, flat top, almost 1 (30 cm) wide.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: AB , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Distribution: Alberta east to Newfoundland, south to Georgia and Alabama, and northwest to Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota.
Native Habitat: Moist thickets, woods, and swamp edges.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
ArcheWild Native Nurseries - Quakertown, PA
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ
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
BibliographyBibref 1294 - The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Doellingeria umbellata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Doellingeria umbellata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Doellingeria umbellata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-08-03
Research By: TWC Staff