I forgot to mention the most fun find this weekend.
I saw an aster that was kind of like a calico aster, kind of like a woodland or flat top aster–but with lots of whorled leaves.
My best ID is that is must be a Whorled Aster–which the botanists at Averill Preserve had identified a few years ago and we never got a picture of.
Well, I think this is it:
Let me know what you think!