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Asters for Wildflower Wednesday

Aster patens

Right now the roadsides in our area are blooming with the late purple aster, Aster patens.  I think I have identified this aster properly, although as you can see the color of the blossoms is NOT deep blue violet. The crooked stem aster, Aster prenanthoides, has the more accurate ‘pale violet’ flowers, but not the crooked stem or teeth on the leaves. Can anyone give me a better ID?

Thank you Gail at Clay and Limestone for hosting Wildflower Wednesday.

1 comment to Asters for Wildflower Wednesday

  • It’s my pleasure Pat and I am glad you joined in. I am really terrible at telling which ex-aster; especially, when the difference might be that one has hairy stems or leaves a tad smaller. But, they are all lovely to see wildflower fan. Happy WW! gail

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