Asteraceae
Aster paucicapitatus

Olympic Aster

Compact. Several upright stems. Lowest leaves reduced, scale-like, oblong, 1–2 in. long, covered with gland-tipped hairs. Flower head large, solitary; center of disk flowers 1/2–1 in. across; ray flowers 9–13, white, about 1/2 in. long, turning pink with age. Grows on ridges and open slopes in subalpine and occasionally found on Vancouver Island.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--24 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes