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Aster pilosus Willd. var. pilosus
awl aster, frost aster, hairy aster, white old-field aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
pilosus: pilosus for "soft, hairy"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb; stems hairy|
|Flower: ||head 1/3"-3/4" wide with white rays; inflorescence very open, loose, widely-branched, many-headed, leafy clusters; blooms Aug.-Nov.|
|Leaf:||lower leaves usually fall off with age; upper stalkless, linear to lance-like|
|Habitat: ||full sun; dry; prairies, disturbed sites; in sandy, gravelly soil|