A. ericoides bears tiny white flowers, becoming pinkish, with fine, almost hair-like rays, and yellow, compact disks. It might be a small daisy. Leaves, small, narrow, the lower broader and somewhat toothed. Stems, slender and wiry, from 1 to 3 feet high. Branches spreading and bearing flowers upon the upper side. October.

An early and late flowering aster, being one of those found in dry, open woods. From Connecticut and Rhode Island southward and westward.