• Other common names are “Rose heath aster” and “Sand aster”
• Growth 2-8 inches
• Flowers May to July
• Prefers dry, open sandy or gravelly sites and rocky eroded hillsides.
• Forms patches from creeping roots.
• Was used medicinally by the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni to treat nose problems, rheumatism, and swellings.