Whiteheath Aster

Whiteheath Aster

Aster pilosus


Awl-aster, Subulate-bracted Aster

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Clump forming
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Hairs: Hairy
Leaf Structure: Lanceolate at the base, liner to lanceolate at the midstem, bract like on upper most stems
Leaf Arrangement: Clumped
Root Type: Wood stem at the soil surface with fibrous roots at the base
Flower Color: White ray flowers on a broad branching panicle


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Similar Species

  • Fleabane species Erigeron spp.
  • Horseweed or New England Aster, Aster naovaeanglieaL., ASTNA

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Pendimethalin, Prodiamine, Dithiopyr
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D; Dicamba, MCPP, Triclopyr, Clopyralid

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