Photos of Symphyotrichum-boreale-~-northern-bog-aster

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Symphyotrichum boreale ~ northern bog aster



Symphyotrichum-boreale-~-northern-bog-aster


Characteristics:

  • OBL

  • Michigan C Value: 9

  • formerly known as Aster borealis or Aster junciformis

  • also known as "boreal aster" and "rush aster"

  • white flower rays (but may be pinkish or bluish)

  • usually less than a six flowers per plant

  • 1–3 feet high

  • long, conspicuous peduncles

  • long slender leaves (similar to grass leaves)

  • colonial from long, creeping rhysomes

  • leaves are one–veined

  • smooth stem

  • can look like a slender, gracefully–flowered S. lanceolatum

  • fens, calcareous sedge meadows

  • native



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