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Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Blue Wood Aster) is great for accommodating late season pollinators in open woodlands.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Common Blue Wood Aster)

$ 5.49
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Common Name:  Common Blue Wood Aster

Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Use:  Naturalizing

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 

Height:  2'-5'

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


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