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Aster novae-angliae

Common Name(s):
New England aster
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Late summer into fall
Height:
3-7 ft.
Foliage:
1.5-5 in. lanceolate, crowded, toothless, heart-shaped leaves; basal lobes clasp the hairy stout stems
Flower:
1-2 in., bright lavender to purplish-blue flower heads clustered at end of stems, with 40-50 narrow petals; yellow center; bracts are narrow, hairy, and sticky; flower stalk has sticky hairs
Site:
Thickets, fields, roadsides, meadows, wet spots
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2495

Aster novae-angliae Aster novae-angliae
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aster novae-angliae Aster novae-angliae
Gwendolyn Stansbury, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aster novae-angliae Aster novae-angliae
beautifulcataya, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aster novae-angliae Aster novae-angliae
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0