Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindl.) A.Löve & D.Löve  
Family: Asteraceae
fringed blue aster, Lindley's aster, northern heart-leaved aster
[Aster ciliolatus Lindl., Aster ciliolatus var. ciliolatus Lindl., Aster lindleyanus Torr. & A.Gray, Aster saundersii E.S.Burgess]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
Plants: erect, perennial, 1/2' - 4' tall forb, stems mostly hairy, often in lines near the top
Leaves: usually lower leaves stalked, with heart-shaped bases, sharply toothed, obvious veins, the lower side hairy; upper tapering to a winged stalk and often toothless leaf drawing
Flowers: head 1" -1 1/2" wide with 12-25 blue rays, loose bracts (phyllaries) slightly spiraling; inflorescence usually less than 50 heads in open, branched clusters
Habitat: woods, clearings
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Steve C. Garske  
Symphyotrichum ciliolatum image
Merel R. Black  
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Steve C. Garske  
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