Photographer: Mark Feider
Aster drummondii Lindl.
Drummond's aster, hairy heart-leaved aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
drummondii: from Thomas Drummond (1790-1835), a Scottish naturalist who like his fellow countryman David Douglas made an ill-fated collecting trip to North America.
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1 1/2' - 4' tall forb; stems with the upper half usually densely hairy|
|Flower: ||head 1"-1 1/2" wide with 10-20 blue rays, bracts (phyllaries) somewhat loose; inflorescence of many heads in conical, branched clusters|
|Leaf:||hairy below, shallowly-toothed, mostly oval to lance-like with heart-shaped bases on long winged stalks|
|Habitat: ||clearings, open woods|