New England Aster
New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae
Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Flowerheads composed of 35 to 50 ray flowers and central yellowish-orange disk flowers.
A stout, hairy stem ends in multiple branchs bearing lavender to violet-purple flowerheads (1 to 2" wide).
Leaves lance-shaped, 1.5 to 5" long, and entire with a heart-shaped base clasping the stem. (Photographed - August)
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