Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster praealtus Poir. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Asteraceae
Aster praealtus Poir.
veiny lined aster, willow aster, willow-leaved aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
praealtus: very tall
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb
Flower: head 3/8"-1 1/8" wide with 6-15 blue to purple rays; inflorescence tall, leafy clusters of many heads
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:thick, stiff, veins in an obvious network, mostly entire
Habitat: moist; low areas
Notes: very similar to A. lanceolatus but with underside of leaves with obvious veins
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