Color, white or pale purple (see p. 477). Leaves, long, broad below, narrow above, toothed in the middle, pointed at both ends. The lower leaves with short petioles, the upper sessile.

One of the smaller asters. Common and variable. Several varieties are enumerated, known by small or large leaves. It is a much branched, hairy species, and the blossoms are crowded upon one side of short branchlets. Dry, open places, common in all the Eastern States.