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Aster (Whorled) or Sharp-leaved Aster

Aster acuminatus
Aster (Whorled) or Sharp-leaved Aster

Habitat

Found on the forest floor and along roadways.

Description

Up to 3' tall - blooms summer to fall. White to light purple flowers with delicate petals often pointed backwards. Long, pointed, toothed leaves are often whorled around stem and larger toward the top of stem. Also called, Sharp-leaved Aster and Mountain Aster.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 7+ petals

  • Flower Color: White
 or light purple
  • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

  • Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Leaf Type: Oval and toothed

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