Eurybia furcata (E.S.Burgess) G.L.Nesom  
Family: Asteraceae
forked aster, midwestern white heart-leaved aster
[Aster furcatus E.S.Burgess, Aster furcatus f. elaciniatus E.S.Burgess, Aster furcatus f. erythractis E.S.Burgess, Aster furcatus var. elaciniatus 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: perennial, 12"-32" tall forb; upper part of stems usually fuzzy; from colony-forming rhizomes
Leaves: thick, stiff, mostly hairy below, edges with tiny teeth; lower long-stalked, oval to elliptical with a heart-shaped base; upper lance-like, stalklessleaf drawing
Flowers: head 1"-1 1/2" wide with 9-18 white rays becoming pinkish with age; inflorescence flat to round-topped branched cluster
Habitat: rich woods
Eurybia furcata image
Christopher Noll  
Eurybia furcata image
Signe Holtz  
Eurybia furcata image
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