Color of rays, pale purple or blue. Leaves, long, narrow, entire, acute, with rough margins; the upper, small, crowded, sessile, often turned back. Heads, small, panicled, often a single one at the end of the branch. August to October.

Bushy Aster (Aster dumosus)

Bushy Aster (Aster dumosus)

Common in sandy soil, along paths and roadsides, in fields, varying in color to a very pale violet or white. From Maine to Michigan and southward. A pretty, cheerful little aster, often covered with dust along the highways, but bravely putting out its blue flowers. (See illustration, p. 361.)

A. lateriflbrus-----Color, white or light purple. (See White

Flowers, p. 136.)

A. paniculatus-----Color, white or pale violet. (See White

Flowers, p. 136.)