Color, light violet purple, often with a tinge of pink. Rays, long, and flower from 1 to 1 1/2 inches broad, the heads solitary or a few in flat clusters. Leaves, small, lance-shape, generally toothed, sessile, with margins turned back.

Aster (Aster subulatus)

Aster (Aster subulatus)

Stem, roughish, simple, or branched near the top, very leafy, 6 to 24 inches high. July to September.

Bogs near the coast, from New York and New Jersey northward.