Heath Aster

Heath aster, Aster ericoides, is a late-blooming small white flower that is attractive to a wide variety of late season pollinators.

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It forms a wonderful backdrop for small butterflies, bees, wasps, and a host of small flies.

When it has completed its blooming, it retains much a different type of beauty, becoming browner and softer in appearance.

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Soft, but with brittle edges.

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