Starwort.

Aster novae-angliae. Composite Family. Aug. - Oct.

Most striking of the asters; found in swamps, roadsides, moist ground. Maine, westward and southwest. Like the golden-rods, the number of different species of asters, with their intergrading forms, is so great as to render their identification difficult, even for the experienced botanist.

Flower-Heads

Rays 40 - 50, light purple or violet, disk yellow.

Leaves

Lance-shaped, toothless, clasping stem by a broad base. Plant stem stout, branched, rough.

New England Aster.

New England Aster.