Heart-Leaved Aster

Aster cordifolius

Family: Composite or Daisy (Compositae or Asteraceae)

Petal Arrangement: The many flowers of the Heart-Leaved Aster are arranged in rays. These regular, small, flowers grow together in large clumps.

Color: The flowers range in color from white, blue/violet to light pink.

Leaf Arrangement: True to its name, the alternating leaves of the Heat-Leaved Aster are heart-shaped. The leaves are also large, flat and have many teeth. The stem is thin and smooth.

Size, Location, Season: The Heart-Leaved Aster grows between 30-120 cm. (1-4 ft.) tall. It can be found in fields, roadsides, waste areas and woods from northern Maine south through Connecticut and New York. August-October.

** Found at Brandeis University, near Sachar woods, Waltham, MA. -Mid-October.

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