SCIENTIFIC NAME: Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
COMMON NAME: Sky Blue Aster
BLOOM TIME: Aug, Sept, Oct
- Nectar & pollen of flowerheads attracts bumblebees, leaf-cutting bees, Halictid bees(sweat bees), Andrenid bees (mining bees), Syrphid flies (hover flies or flower flies), bee flies, butterflies, skippers, & miscellaneous beetles.
- Larvae of the butterflies Silvery Checkerspot and Pearl Crescent feed on asters.