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Calico Aster
Aster lateriflorus

Other Names: Starved Aster

Family
Flower
  • a 1.5-2.5cm (.5-1 inch) flower head
  • a yellowish to pinkish disk surrounded by white or light purple rays
    Leaf
    • 15cm (6 inch) long, narrow, smooth edged leaves
    • both ends of the leaf are tapered
      Location
      • salt-marshes and coastal areas across Eastern North America
      Flowering Time
      • August- October
      Other
      • very common
      • very similar to white wood aster, the main difference is in the leaves, calico aster has narrow leaves while the white wood aster's leaves are fatter
      Name Origin
      • N/A
      Calico Aster

      Calico Aster Leaves