Aster occidentalis

Western Aster

Erect stems shiny to hairy. Leaves linear, hairless, entire, with pointed tips. Basal leaves 2–6 in. long, 1/2 as wide; stem leaves smaller. Flower heads held in open cyme, each with many lavender to violet ray flowers, many yellow disk flowers. Grows in damp meadows and other vernal-damp places at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--24 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes

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