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Symphyotrichum novae angliae ~ New England aster



Symphyotrichum-novae-angliae-~-New-England-aster


Characteristics:

  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 3

  • also known as Aster novae angliae

  • very showy

  • rich purple flower (can be pink in SW Michigan)

  • glands on hairs of inflorescence with expanded heads

  • leaves are lance–shaped and clasping the stem, with no teeth

  • soft hairs on stems with "sticky" glands

  • hairy but not bristly

  • aromatic

  • clump–forming

  • stout stem is bristly/hairy

  • heads up to 5.08cm wide

  • 40 to 50 rays per head

  • 2.44m high

  • damp fields and mesic meadows

  • can be somewhat weedy

  • native



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