Color, white or purplish. The stem of this aster is slender, single, branched, softly hairy, more or less zigzag and bent, 1 to 3 feet high. Flowers, with long, narrow rays, about 15 in number, the heads numerous, on the ends of branches. Leaves, thin, oblong or lance-shaped, very pointed above, tapering below, sharply toothed, often appearing whorled near the top. June to September.

Moist woods as far south as Pennsylvania, farther south in the mountains.