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ASTER PILOSUS | Frost Aster

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From the Greek, "Aster" in reference to the shape of the flower and its bracts. At least 200 species are found across North America with dozens in the Tallgrass Praire region alone.

Found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region in a dizzying array of habitats from marshes to woodlands. Aster colonies frequently cover large areas. Often quite striking in color, the asters bloom from July through the first hard frost.

 

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Bloom Time Fall
September, October
Bloom Color White
Max Height 3 feet
Wetland Code FACO+
Germ Code  C(60),D
Seeds Per Packet  750
Seeds Per Ounce   140,000

 

Several tribes used the smoke from burning aster plants to assist in reviving persons who had fainted. Some other Native American tribes brewed a tea from aster plants to relieve headaches. In our area, the Meskwaki would make a smudge from Aster laeteriflorus to treat insanity.

Edible Uses; Unknown

Medicinal Uses; Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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  1. A lot of clean seeds 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2015

    Ion Exchange sent me what looked like 200 or more seeds of Aster pilosus. A good quantity for the price. I sowed all two days ag so it's too early to talk about germination percentage