Sky blue Aster ( Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)
Found in Savannas of oak (with hickory, sassafras, and/or pine, jack pine in Clare Co.); dry open sandy ground as well as moister prairies.
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Height: 2-3 ft.
Bloom Time: August-October
Color: White to Light Yellow
Deer Resistant: Yes
Other: Heart-shaped leaves; attracts birds.