New York Aster
Scientific name: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
Narrow oblong, lance like green leaves up to 4 inches long.
Late summer to early fall.
In the Fall
Asters and Goldenrods are our beautiful Native fall wildflowers. Late in the season, when other flowers have faded, these important plants continue to support wildlife with their rich nectar.
Asters will be found in meadow and woodlands edges where it will receive full sun and enjoy well-drained soil. It looks best where there is good air circulation, preventing mildew.
You can find them at the meadow at Old Field Preserve, especially when they are flowering.
Asters are known to attract butterflies!
In addition, during winter, they provide food and shelter for birds and small mammals.
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