Name: Asters(genus), Asteraceae(family), 180 species in N.A. , largest family of plants in the northern latitudes. New England Aster is popular.
Bloom: late summer to first frost, star shape(aster means star), yellow disks surrounded by blue, white, pink leaves.
Leaves: alternate, see above
Habitat: woodlands, roadsides, meadows, wet areas
Faunal: larvae of caterpillars, bees, birds, some mammals
Asters are from a very large family
Asters are a member of a very large family-1620 genera and 23,600 species.
pic by td(barely got this pic-there was a hard freeze last night).
also thanks to “Suburban Wildflowers”-Richard Headstrom.
as always thanks for reading tim’s weed patch!