Botanical Name: Aster thomsonii
Family : Asteraceae.
Aster thomsonii is a clump-forming perennial flowering plant,. It grows up to 1m tall, with oval, toothed narrow leaves, up to 10cm long, on hairy stems and solitary or clustered, daisy-like flowers. Flowerheads, up to 5cm across, comprising lavender-blue rays and a central yellow disk, are held on slender branches from late summer into autumn.
Grows best in full sun in a well-drained, alkaline soil with moisture in the spring and summer
Propagate by division.
The European uses of Aster were confirmed by Native American Medicine Tradition in the Americas, as well. According to Jim McDonald, Native American peoples used the whole plant as a medicine for body and Spirit, including Aster in traditional smoking blends and blends for the Sweat Lodge.
Other Uses: Flower gardeners like to grow this in their garden.
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