Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster ericoides L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Asteraceae
Aster ericoides L.
heath aster, squarrose white aster, white prairie aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
ericoides: resembling Erica or heath
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-36" tall, hairy forb; colony-forming, creeping rhizomes
Flower: head 1/2"-1" wide with 8-20 white rays; inflorescence a dense cluster of many heads mostly on one side of curving, widely-spaced branches; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruit:dry seed with lines of hairs
Leaf:many, linear, less than 1/4" wide, stalkless
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; meadows, prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
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