ASTER (Symphyotrichum sp.)

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

ASTER (Symphyotrichum s.) with Syrphid Fly (Toxomerus sp.)

possibly S. simmondsii

Larval Host: Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos)

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=Symphyotrichum

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=4162

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