Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Aster umbellatus Mill. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Hugh H. Iltis

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot
Family Asteraceae
Aster umbellatus Mill.
flat-top aster, parasol aster, tall flat-topped white aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
umbellatus: like umbels or umbrella-like flower heads
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-7' tall forb; stems usually hairless below the inflorescence; from creeping rhizomes
Flower: head 2/3"-1" wide with 7-14 white rays; inflorescence of many heads in flat-topped, dense, branched clusters; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed with a few hairs from a thick and firm pappus
Leaf:only along the stem, toothless, mostly stalkless, tapering at both ends, 4-6 times as long as wide leaf drawing
Habitat: moist; meadows, woods, forests

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