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)

Michaelmas daisy (Aster Tradescanti) (See page 136)