Broadleaf Weed – White Heath Aster

(Aster pilosus)

White Heath Aster – also known as Awl-aster and Subulate-bracted aster – is a perennial broadleaf weed. Aster pilosus prefers dry soils in disturbed areas and is often found in prairies, meadows, thin lawns, fallow fields, and along roadsides and railroads. White Heath Aster thrives in most of the southern, eastern and mid-western United States.

Identifying White Heath Aster -

White Heath Aster can be identified by its clumped, vertically growing stems that are often woody at the base and branched in the upper portion. The stems are usually hairy – but are sometimes smooth – and its leaves are also hairy. White Heath Aster has fibrous roots originating at the base of the stems and survives through winter as a woody crown of stems at or just below the soil surface.

Blooming from August through November, White Heath Aster features daisy-like flowers with one to two dozen white (sometimes pinkish-purple) ray florets surrounding numerous yellow disk florets. Reproduction is by seeds.

White Heath Aster Control -

White Heath Aster can thrive in numerous soil types and aggressively re-seeds itself. This makes it a problem for lawns and gardens and rather immune to cultural weed control practices.

White Heath Aster

Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight White Heath Aster in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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