Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster novae-angliae L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Derek Anderson

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Thomas Givnish
Family Asteraceae
Aster novae-angliae L.
New England aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
novae-angliae: of New England
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Status: Native
Plant: stiffly erect, perennial, 1'-7' tall forb with clustered stems
Flower: head 3/4"-1 1/2" wide with 45-100 purple to rose rays, disk orange; inflorescence of a few to many heads in leafy, short clusters; blooms Aug.-Oct., our latest flowering aster
Fruit:dry seed with dense, fluffy pappus
Leaf:mostly along the stem, dense, usually entire, strongly clasping, mostly broadly-oblong to lance-like
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture to moist; meadows, prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aster novae-angliae L. f. geneseensis House
Aster novae-angliae L. f. rosarius House
Aster novae-angliae L. f. roseus (Desf.) Britton
Aster novae-angliae L. var. monocephalus Farw.
Aster roseus Desf.
Lasallea novae-angliae (L.) Semple & Brouillet
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G.L.Nesom
Virgulus novae-angliae (L.) Reveal & Keener

         
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