Thursday, August 12, 2010
Look For It Now: White Wood Aster
This late-summer native flower looks almost like an early snowfall dusting the forest floors of Vermont. You can find white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata) sprinkled about edges of the woods, growing 1 to 3 feet tall. The flower has white rays encircling a yellow center that reddens over time. The plant's leaves have a narrow heart shape to them, with serrated edges. Look for white wood aster blooming now through September and early October.