• Aster divaricatus - White Wood Aster

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    "Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus) , or White Wood Aster, is a herbaceous perennial native to the Eastern United States that typically grows wild in dry open woods, primarily in Appalachian mountain areas. It prefers partial shade with 3-4 hrs of sun daily in average, medium to dry well-drained soils. It is shade, deer, and drought tolerant. The showy white flowers appear in clusters in late summer to fall and are a favorite of bees and butterflies. Its seeds are eaten by birds and small mammals. White Wood Asters can grow to a height of 3 feet and spread vigorously by rhizomes. Shearing the plant to 6 inches in early summer produces a more compact plant.

    "Use this plant in open shade gardens, woodland areas, native, or cottage gardens. It is a tough native plant that blooms in the shade, and that can be hard to find!. You can propagate this plant by division in the spring. It will reach its full growth in 2 to 5 years." (North Carolina Extension)









    Cover

    1. "White wood aster (Eurybia divaricata) in New Haven, CT"  By Mets501 - Own work, is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
    2. "Eurybia divaricata" By Photo by David J. Stang - source: David Stang. First published at ZipcodeZoo.com, is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

    Introduction

    Botany

    • "Form" by cultivar413 is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    • White Wood Aster Line Drawing By Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 409. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. - USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 409., Public Domain.
    • "Eurybia divaricata Aster divaricatus" By BotBln - Own work, is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0,