SCIENTIFIC NAME: Symphyotrichum laeve (Aster laevis)
COMMON NAMES: Smooth Blue Aster, Smooth Aster
BLOOM TIME: Aug, Sept, Oct
- Ruffed Grouse & Wild Turkey feed on both the leaves and seeds of asters.
- Tree Sparrows & White-footed Mouse eat the seeds.
- Young foliage of these plants is browsed occasionally by deer, rabbits, groundhogs, horses, cattle, & sheep.