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Aster cordifolius

Common Name(s):
Heart-leafed aster, Common blue wood aster
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Late summer into fall
Height:
1-4 ft.
Foliage:
2-5 in. broad, heart-shaped leaves with sharp teeth and slender stalks; often deeply notched at base; smooth stems
Flower:
Small flower heads in dense clusters; pale blue-violet or white petals; disk turns red; bracts are smooth, narrow, and blunt
Site:
Open woods, clearings
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2489

Aster cordifolius Aster cordifolius