Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Aster sagittifolius Wedem. ex Willd.
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
sagittifolius: from the Latin for "arrow" and "leaves"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; stems mostly hairless below the inflorescence|
|Flower: ||head 1/2"-3/4" wide with 8-20 pale blue to white rays; inflorescence elongated, conical, crowded, branched cluster; blooms Aug.-Oct.|
|Leaf:||thick, with shallow teeth, lower leaves with heart-shaped bases and long, winged stalks|
|Habitat: ||partial sun to shade; dry to moderate moisture; woods, disturbed sites, streambanks; in sandy, loamy soil|