They have many small, light purple flowers with yellow centers bunched on top of a branching stem. The leaves are long, thin and pointed. They bloom July through October.
When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).
When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
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Amsel, Sheri. "Aster (New York)" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2019. February 19, 2019
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