Photographer: Merel R. Black
Aster borealis (Torr. & A.Gray) Prov.
northern bog aster, rush aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 6"-32" tall forb; slender stems usually less than 1/10" thick|
|Flower: ||head 1" -1 1/3" wide with 20-50 white to pale blue rays; inflorescence usually wide, short clusters of 1 to a few heads; blooms July-Oct.|
|Leaf:||mostly along the stem, linear, stalkless, usually slightly clasping, entire|
|Habitat: ||wet, cold; bogs, meadows, shores|