Symphyotrichum dumosum (L.) G.L. Nesom
Rice Button Aster, White Bushy Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: SYDU2
Rather stiff plant having leafy branches that bear numerous terminal flower heads, with white or pale lavender ray flowers and pale yellow or brownish disk flowers.
This wildflower is most widely found in the southern states, and elsewhere is more locally restricted to shoreline areas, such as around the Great Lakes.
From the Image Gallery
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON
Native Distribution: Southeast Ontario; Maine south to Florida and west to Texas, mainly coastal; north through Illinois and Indiana to Michigan.
Native Habitat: Sandy open sites; occasionally marshy ground.
BenefitConspicuous 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Symphyotrichum dumosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Symphyotrichum dumosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphyotrichum dumosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-07-10
Research By: TWC Staff