SCIENTIFIC NAME: Symphyotrichum ericoides ( Aster ericoides)
COMMON NAME: Heath Aster, White Heath Aster, Aster Ericoides
BLOOM TIME: Aug, Sept, Oct
- The caterpillars of the Silvery Checkerspot and Pearl Crescent butterflies feed on the foliage or flowers.
- The caterpillars of many moth species feed on foliage or flower.
- White-Tailed Deer, Cottontail Rabbits and various kinds of livestock also feed on the tender growth of young plants.
- A wide variety of insects are attracted to the flowers.