Aster subspicatus

Douglas Aster flower

Photo credit: Tom Brandt

aster inflorescence

Photo credit: Walter Siegmund

aster seedling

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • Douglas Aster flower
  • aster inflorescence
  • aster seedling

Full Description

Douglas aster grows in clusters of erect leafy stems. It has pale purple flowers with long narrow petals that bloom all summer long.


Plant Details

Upland Prairie and Savanna
Wet Prairie
Grows in meadows, forest clearings, salt and fresh water wetlands.
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
Moderate moisture
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Ornamental; Deer resistant