Asteraceae
Aster radulinus

Rough-Leaved Aster

Erect stems with large leaves. Stems, leaves covered with rough hairs. Leaves mostly with petioles, 1–4 in. long, widely oval, firm, sharply toothed. Flower heads held in cyme, each with 10–15 white or light purple ray flowers and yellow disk; cup bracts have purple edges. Grows in dry woods, forests, at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--28 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes