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Aster lateriflorus

Common Name(s):
Calico aster, Starved aster
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Fall
Height:
1-5 ft.
Foliage:
2-6 in. lanceolate to elliptical, coarsely toothed leaves
Flower:
Several small flower heads with white or pale purple petals; yellow or purple disk; located on one side of straggly, divergent branches; bracts have a prominent midrib
Site:
Fields, thickets, open woods, roadsides
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2494

Aster lateriflorus Aster lateriflorus
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aster lateriflorus Aster lateriflorus
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aster lateriflorus Aster lateriflorus
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aster lateriflorus Aster lateriflorus
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0