Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum
Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Bloom Time: July-October
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist-Wet
This many-flowered species has large white blooms that are ¾ to 1 inch wide and occasionally bear a purplish tinge. Naturally grows in damp meadows and moist, open forests, on streambanks, and along ditches. Underground roots creep to form groups, creating shelter for wildlife and helping to prevent erosion. Used by many insects and seed-eating birds.