Friday, September 25, 2009


White aster (A. ericodes)
These asters are growing in the butterfly garden. This white flowering aster (A. ericodes) produces masses of flowers that attract a great number of insects and sulphur butterflies. The asters are one of the largest families of wildflowers in North America and they can be found in a variety of habitats from the sunny dry butterfly garden to the cool shady woodlands. There seems to be an aster for every place and identifying the abundant asters around here can be difficult. I did not plant these asters, like most of the asters on the property they just started appearing over the years.

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