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Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

Image ID: ar25

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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
Date:  9/28/2002
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Heath Aster may be easily confused with:
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.

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