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Whorled Wood Aster Aster acuminatus

Previously known as:

  • Oclemena acuminata
Phonetic Spelling
ASS-ter ah-kew-min-AY-tus
Description

Spreads by underground runners to form colonies

 

This plant grows well in cool woods.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#white#pink#yellow#summer#white flowers#pink flowers#wildflowers#fall interest#slope#autumn#woodland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#white#pink#yellow#summer#white flowers#pink flowers#wildflowers#fall interest#slope#autumn#woodland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    acuminatus
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. Canada to E. U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 10-17 white or pinkish outer petals surrounding yellow or red disk flowers. It also has straw-colored bracts that are sharply pointed and layered. This plant usually has 10-20 leaves below the flower cluster.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant usually has 10-20 leaves below the flower cluster. They tend to crowd toward the top of the stem. Lower leaves are small or absent at flowering, while upper leaves have a few sharp teeth.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland