White Wood Aster
White Wood Aster
Aster divaricatus
Sunflower or Composite Family - Asteraceae
Leaves 2 to 7 inches long, finely but sharply toothed and with lower leaves having a heart-shaped base. Stem has a slight zig-zag appearance. (Photographed - August)
White flowerheads (3/4 to 1 inch wide) in a flattish loose cluster. Each flowerhead about 1 inch wide with 6 to 10 white ray flowers and a central yellow disk that gradually changes to bronzy-purple.
  Pathology Images Inc. 2000 to 2002