Eurybia spectabilis (Aiton) G.L. Nesom
Eastern Showy Aster, Showy Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Aster commixtus, Aster smallii, Aster spectabilis, Aster spectabilis var. cinerascens, Aster spectabilis var. suffultus, Eurybia commixta
USDA Symbol: EUSP3
Open clusters of showy flower heads with bright lavender rays surrounding a yellow central disk; stem stiff, rough, often branched toward top.
Flowers: Head to 1 1/2" (4 cm) wide; bracts oblong, sticky, with spreading green tips.
This very showy, large-flowered, short-stemmed aster is easily cultivated and makes a fine display in late summer. Its distribution is mainly coastal, especially in pine barrens.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , DE , MA , MD , NC , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , VA
Native Distribution: New York and Massachusetts south to Georgia and Alabama.
Native Habitat: Dry clearings and sandy woods.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eurybia spectabilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eurybia spectabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eurybia spectabilis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff