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And another aster

21 August

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:

whorlastr3 whorlastr whorlaster2

Let me know what you think!


2 Responses to “And another aster”

  1. Nancy Stark Higgins August 28, 2017 at 10:30 am #

    Gina, I’m finally looking at your post. Love the wild asters but not that familiar with this one. i’ll take your assumption and say you found a treasure.

    • Gina Pederson August 31, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      Turns out this really is the Forked Aster that I saw last year. The Whorled Wood Aster is a primarily East Coast and Ontario woodland flower and the Forked aster is a Woodland edge flower of the Great Lakes and Ozarks. See my latest post.

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