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Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1 to 5 ft.
Blooms: September to November
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Allegheny River Trail
- Crooked-Stemmed Aster
Leaves of heath aster are tiny, while crooked-stemmed aster has large, toothed leaves that clasp the stem.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.