Eurybia macrophylla (L.) Cass.  
Family: Asteraceae
big-leaved aster, large-leaved aster
[Aster ianthinus E.S.Burgess, Aster macrophyllus L., Aster macrophyllus f. eglandulosus L., Aster macrophyllus var. biformis L., Aster macrophyllus var. excelsior L., Aster macrophyllus var. ianthinus L., Aster macrophyllus var. macrophyllus L., Aster macrophyllus var. pinguifolius L., Aster macrophyllus var. sejunctus L., Aster macrophyllus var. velutinus L., Aster riciniatus E.S.Burgess, Aster roscidus E.S.Burgess, Aster violaris E.S.Burgess]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb from colony-forming rhizomes
Leaves: many, clustered, mostly toothed; large, broadly-oval basal leaves long-stalked with heart-shaped bases; upper leaves smaller and becoming stalkless
Flowers: head 1"-1 1/2" wide with 9-20 bluish to purple rays; inflorescence flat to round-topped, branched clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Habitat: shade; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
Eurybia macrophylla image
Robert Bierman  
Eurybia macrophylla image
Robert H. Read  
Eurybia macrophylla image
Christopher Noll  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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