Native to the western United States where it grows in open woods, mountain meadows and along streams at mid to high elevations. An important pollinator plant, offering pollen and nectar late in the season to bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Grows 1 - 2 ft. tall from a leafy base that slowly increases. The erect flower stems hold daisies of light blue to violet blue with yellow centers, surrounded by leafy bracts. Prefers full sun with regular to moderate moisture. Winter deciduous.
Aster (Symphyotrichum) foliaceus
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