Western Silvery Aster is a nationally and provincially threatened plant that grows on coarse textured soils in remnant tall-grass prairies. It is currently protected by the Federal Species at Risk Act and the provincial Endangered Species Act and should not be picked. This species is visited by a wide range of pollinating insects and provides nectar at a time of the year when few flowers are in bloom. The Museum’s Curator of Botany has studied and documented the pollination and reproduction ecology of this rare species.
$225 Specimen adoption includes:
- 1 year adoption
- Certificate & photo
- Personal story/description explaining what the specimen means to you
- Tax receipt for $225
- Invite to Annual Event