Color, white, sometimes tinged with pink. Leaves, lance-shaped upon the upper branches, sharply pointed above, sessile where joined to the stem. Those below are broader, but linear, about 3 to 6 inches long. Heads of flowers numerous, racemose on the branches, sometimes the terminal one being a little larger than the others. Stem, smooth and slender. August to October.
A softly blooming species found in low or moist grounds, even in swamps, from Maine to Virginia and westward. (See illustration, p. 135.)
Michaelmas daisy (Aster Tradescanti) (See page 136)