University of Rhode Island

Symphyotrichum dumosum Nesam var. dumosum

Rice Button Aster

Herbaceous perennial with a small white to lavender petals around a yellow center. Narrow green leaves are up to 3" at the base, smaller and almost needle- like at branch tips. Full sun, well drained sandy soil. Native to RI. 2-3’ x 2-3'.

©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Courtesy of University of Georgia Press

©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Courtesy of University of Georgia Press.

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