Aster, Flat Top

Plant Height 2 to 8 ft.
Botanical Name Aster umbellatus
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Shade
Preferred Sites Woodland - Moist/Wetland
Bloom Period August-October
Flower Color White

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Inhabiting moist sandy soils, flat top aster can be found in moist prairies, meadows, open woodlands and wetlands in the eastern ½ of the United States. This perennial grows well in sunlight and shade, reaching a height of 2-8 feet under the best growing conditions. The white flowers with yellow centers can be seen from August-October before giving way to hairy achenes that help distribute the seed in the wind. Flat top aster is known to be an indicator of quality wetland environment and can be utilized in wetland restoration plantings.


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