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Aster acuminatus

Common Name(s):
Whorled wood aster
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Spreads by underground runners to form colonies

Season:
Summer to fall
Height:
8-15 in.
Foliage:
Usually 10-20 leaves below the flower cluster; tend to crowd toward the top of the stem; lower leaves are small or absent at flowering; upper leaves have a few sharp teeth
Flower:
10-17 white or pinkish outer petals surrounding yellow or red disk flowers; straw-colored bracts are sharply pointed, layered
Site:
Cool woods and slopes
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2488

Aster acuminatus Aster acuminatus
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Aster acuminatus Aster acuminatus
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0