Short's Aster - Symphyotrichium shortii
This is the slightly smaller plug size plant. Also known as Aster shortii.
Features: Brilliant light purple flowers are an attractive nectar source for a range of bees, flies, butterflies and moths and the caterpillars of several butterflies and moths eat the leaves. Birds will eat the seeds and rabbits and other creatures will browse the foliage. May be short-lived but can reseed.
Light: Partial shade to shade
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Blooms: Aug. to Oct.
Photo Credit: http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info
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