ASTER (Symphyotrichum spp.)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: ASTER (Symphyotrichum spp.)

possibly S. simmondsii

Larval Host: Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos)

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Symphyotrichum+simmondsii

Seeds for a similar species are available from Florida Wildflowers Growers Coop:

http://www.floridawildflowers.com/products/Symphyotrichum-elliottii-%28Aster-elliottii%29-%252d-Elliott%E2%80%99s-Aster.html

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