Eurybia macrophylla (L.) Cass.
Family: Asteraceae
big-leaved aster, large-leaved aster
Eurybia macrophylla image
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