Aster spedabilis-----Family, Composite. Color, bright purple.

Disk, small, bright yellow. Leaves, the lower, serrate, broad in the middle, pointed; the upper, oblong to lance-shape, generally entire; all tapering into margined petioles. Braets of the involucre tipped with purple, recurved, glandular, sticky. Flowers, few or single, on the upper branches. Stem, thick and rough. August to October.

Near the coast, sandy soil. Massachusetts to Delaware and North Carolina.