Heart Leaved Aster is a native, shade tolerant perennial. Its flower color ranges from light blue to purple and is a favorite nectar source for syrphid flies and bees.
Heart Leaved Aster does well in dry upland sites. It does spread by seed very easily, especially if you plant it in moist rich soils.
As the restoration and succession of this woodland progresses, more species will return via the seed bank or through reintroduction by the city.
So if you have a dry shaded site where you want more color this time of year, try planting some Heart Leaved Aster, the pollinators will thank you.