Ciliolate or Lindley's Aster
Ciliolate or Lindley's Aster
Aster ciliolatus
Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Lower stem leaves heart-shaped, long-stalked with winged margins on the petioles, and sharply toothed. The bracts of the flowerheads have dark green tips. (Photographed - late August)
Flowerheads, 3/4 to 1 inch wide, composed of pale violet to bluish violet ray flowers (10 to 20 rays) and central yellow cone flowers with protruding stamens.
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