A common, small-flowered, and usually bushy Aster with its nearly smooth stalk rising from one to three feet, and covered with very small, bract-like leaflets. It is so closely studded with the prettiest little flowers that methinks it may well be the Christmas tree of Fairyland, spangled with starlets. The leaves are firm or rigid, and the lower ones are paddle-shaped with toothed margins and narrowed into winged stems. The upper leaves are long, narrow and toothless. The flower heads are very numerous and measure from one-third to one-half an inch across. From fifteen to twenty-five fine, white or rose-tinted rays surround the yellow disc florets. The flowers are thickly set along one side of the numerous, wire-like branches, and become very attractive as the majority bloom at about the same period. The rays are necessarily very fine. The yellow centre is plump and compact, and it resembles a miniature Daisy more than the general run of Asters. This Aster is found almost everywhere in dry soil, from August to October, and from Maine and Ontario to Florida, west to Wisconsin and Kentucky.