white prairie aster

Aster falcatus

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low
full sun
spreading
3 - 12"
white
late summer - fall

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

White prairie aster is a prelude to the first snowfall. Masses of little white flowers appear when the prairie is otherwise brown and dormant and snow is closer than the memory of spring. It’s a pollinator magnet, with an endless variety of tiny bees coming and going from upright, flower-covered stems. Prairie aster spends spring and early summer as a creeping mat of blue-green leaves, and is a nice filler between plants that bloom early and fade back, such as blanket flower, twin arnica, beebalm, oregon sunshine, clarkia, and penstemons.

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