Oligoneuron album (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom
Prairie Goldenrod, Prairie Flat-top-goldenrod, Upland White Aster, Stiff Aster, Sneezewort Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Aster ptarmicoides, Aster ptarmicoides var. georgianus, Doellingeria ptarmicoides, Inula alba, Solidago asteroides, Solidago ptarmicoides, Unamia alba
USDA Symbol: OLAL2
Prairie flat-top-goldenrod is 12-18 in. tall with flat-topped flower heads bearing white ray petals and yellow disk centers. The basal, as well as stem foliage, is shiny dark-green, narrow and willow-like.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AR , CO , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , MA , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NH , NY , OH , OK , SC , SD , TN , VT , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE , SK
Native Distribution: Que. & NY to MO, w. to Sask., Richland Co., MT & c. CO
Native Habitat: Dry, calcareous prairies; open woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Neutral, sandy loams.
Conditions Comments: In very fertile soil, this plant grows more robust and loses its natural daintiness.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Attracts butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Divide vigorous, young plants in spring or fall. Seeds are slow to germinate.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - 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 Oligoneuron album in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oligoneuron album in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oligoneuron album
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff