Date Posted: Nov 18, 2016
Also known as bushy aster, rice button aster is a perennial herbaceous wildflower. And like other Symphyotrichum species, it is a profuse bloomer. Its flowers are small but they attract a plethora of pollinators including butterflies and native bees. It is the larval host plant for the pearl crescent butterfly.
Rice button aster occurs naturally in sandhills, pine flatwoods and hammocks. It blooms primarily in September through December, although it has been known to bloom throughout the year.
Learn more about this attractive member of the Aster family on our blog.
Photo by Mary Keim
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