Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium (Willd.) G.L.Nesom
Family: Asteraceae
common Western lined aster
[Aster hesperius A.Gray,  more...]
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
from USDA Plants website  
Etymology: Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; long, colony-forming rhizomes
Leaves: only along the stem, usually entire, lance-like
Flowers: head 1/3"-1" wide with 20-40 blue to white rays; inflorescence long, leafy clusters with many heads
Habitat: moist; low areas
Conservation Status: Native
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
from USDA Plants website  
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium image