New England Aster

New England Aster

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New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae

Description: New England aster is a common of wet to wet-mesic prairies.

This is a perennial herb with clustered stems 2-5' high. The plants are often covered with glandular hairs. The lance-shaped leaves are entire and have no stalks. The leafy inflorescence consists of several flowering heads. The flower stalks, and modified leaves subtending the flowers and have hairy glands. Both ray and disc flowers are present. The numerous, slender ray flowers are amethyst to rosy, rarely blue or white in color, while the distinctive disc flowers are yellow to yellow-orange.

Flowers blooms from July to October.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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