Symphyotrichum dumosum

  • Family name: Asteraceae
  • Host plant for: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
  • General description: Erect herbaceous perennial with narrow, alternate leaves, branching stems and compact stalks of small white to lavender, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers. Vigorous. Prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Spreads rapidly by rhizomes. Can be weedy in gardens. Flowers attractive to various pollinators.
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Flower: Compact stalks of small white to lavender, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers
  • Bloom time: Summer through fall
  • Soil type: Moist, well-drained soils
  • Maximum height: 4 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Vigorous and easy to grow. Attractive when blooming
  • Availability in nursery: Native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: Roadsides, wet ditches, pinelands, open woodlands, disturbed sites
  • County: Alachua, Bradford, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, De Soto, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Full sunFull Sun
Moderate wateringModerate Watering

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