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New England Aster

Aster novae angliae

This is the most common purple aster in our area. A hairy, vigorous Aster with narrow leaves that clasp the stem. Note the long drooping phyllaries lower right. It flowers profusely to the benefit of butterflies and especially the Monarch.

  • Colour: blue - violet
  • Habitat: meadows
  • Flower Size: 2 -4 cm
  • Flower Time: Sep
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  • Height: 30 -100cm
  • Image Location: trails
  • Flower Form: daisy - like
  • Availability: common

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