Day 247: Eurybia divaricata

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


I still haven’t got used to this not being Aster divaricatus since the taxonomic boffins changed the names about, but the common name remains the white wood aster and I feel my tardiness is at least partly justified. In short, it’s an daisy that loves the shade, which alone would makes it valuable, but each slender petal seems like long daub of white paint upon the shadiness of the understory, little white stars hovering just above the gloomy ground. Of course the flowers steel the show, but wiry purple-black stems and handsome cordate leaves with sawtooth edges seal the deal. 

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