Northeast Pollinator Plants
Symphyotrichum ericoides (Heath Aster)
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Common Name: Heath Aster
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 10 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: August to September
Flower Color: White with Yellow Center
Notes: Symphyotrichum ericoides (Heath Aster) is a nice, compact busy aster with stiff heath-like leaves and a profusion of white delicate flowers. Noted as deer-resistant by Wild Seed Project.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Agapostemon splendens (Brown-Winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Andrena canadensis (Canada Miner bee)
Bombus affinis (Rusty-Patched Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Bombus terricola (Yellow-Banded Bumble bee)
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Dianthidium simile (Northeastern Pebble bee) presumed extinct!
Hylaeus basalis (Cinquefoil Masked bee)
Lasioglossum novascotiae (Nova Scotia Metallic-Sweat bee)
Lasioglossum tenax (Tenacious Metallic-Sweat bee)
Nomada banksi (Banks' Nomad bee)
Native to nearly all of the US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).