Northeast Pollinator Plants
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Common Blue Wood Aster)
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Common Blue Wood Aster
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Light: Full Sun to Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: August to October
Flower Color: Purple
Notes: Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Blue Wood Aster) is great for accommodating late season pollinators in open woodlands. 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)
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 Northeast, and Midwest and South US: Go Botany North America Distribution Map
Regional Ecotype Seed Source: ME