Photographer: from vPlants website
Aster cordifolius L.
common blue heart-leaved aster, common blue wood aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
cordifolius: in Latin means with "heart-shaped leaves"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1/2'-4' tall forb, stems mostly hairless below the inflorescence|
|Flower: ||stalked heads 2/3"-3/4" wide with 8-20 blue to purple rays; inflorescence dense, conical, branched clusters|
|Leaf:||thin, stalked, oval, sharply toothed, with deep heart-shaped bases |
|Habitat: ||woods, clearings|