Flat-topped White Aster
Flat-topped White Aster
Aster umbellatus
Sunflower or Composite Family
Leaves to 6 inches in length, lance- to elliptic-shaped, alternate, smooth margined, tapering at both ends and with a short stalk.
A generally tall species with an erect, stiff stem topped by a flattish cluster of white flowerheads that together can be up to 1 foot wide.
Each flowerhead (1/2 to 3/4 inch wide) has 7 to 15 white ray flowers and a central yellow disk.
(Photographed - August)
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