Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster pilosus Willd. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Aster pilosus Willd.
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"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb; stems usually hairy
Flower: stalked head 1/2"-3/4" wide with 16-35 white rays; bracts (phyllaries) minutely spine-tipped; inflorescence very open, loose, widely-branched, leafy clusters; blooms Aug.-Nov.
Leaf:lower leaves usually falling off with age; upper leaves stalkless, linear to lance-like
Habitat: full sun; dry; prairies, disturbed sites; in sandy, gravelly soil
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