Mar. 16, 2021

Stoke's aster, Stokesia laevis

Stoke's aster can be found all over the country - in our gardens. It's a tufted species that produces these inch and a half beauties. If you too have it, and are visited by deer, they will likely appreciate your offering. Stokesia is one source for vernolic oil which is useful in paints, adhesives, and particularly for epoxies. Stoke's or cornflower aster is native to AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, and SC. Bok Tower Gardens, Polk Co FL, 3/17/16. Aster family, Asteraceae.