Asteraceae
Aster ascendens

Long-Leaved Aster

Slender, sprawling to upright. Stems with some short stiff hairs on upper part. Basal leaves 2–6 in. long, lance-shaped, with petioles, withering as plant blooms; stem leaves linear to elliptical, very short, sessile. No small leafy shoots in leaf axils. Inflorescence consists of numerous branches with small flower heads. Flowers violet. Grows in meadows, open areas, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--25 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge, Steens
  • Native: Yes