White wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)

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White wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Aster is a huge genus of plants that encompasses an estimated 180 species. Most asters are welcome in the garden, but some species are pests that spread aggressively in certain conditions. Read on for more information about troublesome aster plants in gardens. Are Aster Plants Invasive? Asters that spread aggressively include hoary aster (Dieteria canescens), a low-growing aster that has invaded certain areas in the western United States. While the plant isn’t on the federal invasive and noxious plant list, it is considered to be a problematic plant that easily becomes weedy in dry areas, including pine forests, chaparral and deserts. White wood aster (Eurybia divaricate, formerly Aster divaricatus) is a rambunctious plant that spreads by underground rhizomes. While this hardy plant makes an ideal ground cover and often causes no problems, it can become weedy in some circumstances. Plant this

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