Canadanthus modestus (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom (redirected from: Aster modestus)
Family: Asteraceae
northwestern sticky aster
[Aster modestus Lindl.]
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Etymology: Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stem usually single and more or less densely hairy; colony-forming rhizomes
Leaves: stem leaves alternate, thin, lance-like, stalkless to slightly clasping; lower leaves scale-like, dying when plant is in flower
Flowers: head 3/4"-2" wide with 20-40 pale to dark purple rays, disk whitish to pale yellow turning purple; phyllaries often with puplish tips; inflorescence irregularly flat-topped with 2-40 heads in panicle- or corycomb-like clusters; blooms late summer to early fall
Habitat: wet, cold; bogs, open fields, woodlands, shores, cedar swamps, alder thickets
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Canadanthus modestus image
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Canadanthus modestus image
Scott Namestnik  
Canadanthus modestus image
Scott Namestnik  
Canadanthus modestus image
Scott Namestnik  
Canadanthus modestus image
Scott Namestnik  
Canadanthus modestus image
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