Large-leaved Aster
Large-leaved Aster
Aster macrophyllus
Aster or Daisy Family - Asteraceae
Stem reddish. Basal leaves heart-shaped, rough and thick, sharply toothed and from 3 to 8 inches wide. Leaf stalk (petiole) has distinctly winged lateral margins.
A bushy herb (1 to 3 feet tall) with numerous flower heads (about inches wide) having violet ray flowers and a yellow to reddish central disk.
(Photographed - September)
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