Heath Aster

(Aster ericoides)

Aster Family

Heath Aster

A common, white aster of dry prairies and other open places has bushy, grayish plants growing 1 to 2 feet tall, often in patches. The alternate, small, narrow, pointed leaves are less than 3 inches long and ¼ inch wide. Flower heads are about ½ inch wide and are arranged in dense, often 1-sided clusters with up to 20 white, petal-like rays surrounding a small yellow disk.

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