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  Aster modestus Lindl. image
Photographer: Scott Namestnik           

Scott Namestnik

Scott Namestnik

Scott Namestnik

Scott Namestnik

Scott Namestnik
Family Asteraceae
Aster modestus Lindl.
great northern bog aster, great western bog aster,northwestern sticky aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
modestus: modest or mild
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stem usually single and more or less densely hairy; colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: head 3/4"-2" wide with 20-40 pale to dark purple rays, disk whitish to pale yellow turning purple; phyllaries often with puplish tips; inflorescence irregularly flat-topped with 2-40 heads in panicle- or corycomb-like clusters; blooms late summer to early fall
Leaf:stem leaves alternate, thin, lance-like, stalkless to slightly clasping; lower leaves scale-like, dying when plant is in flower
Habitat: wet, cold; bogs, open fields, woodlands, shores, cedar swamps, alder thickets

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Aster major (Hook.) Porter
Aster unalaschensis Less. var. major Hook.
Canadanthus modestus (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom.
Weberaster modestus (Lindl.) A. Löve & D. Löve

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