Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Common Names: New England aster, hairy Michaelmas-daisy, Michaelmas daisy
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Aster family

The plant grows up to 120 cm with a stout, hairy stem and clasping, lance-shaped leaves with entire margins. The flower heads are showy with yellow disc florets at the center and ray florets that range from a deep purple or rose to rarely white. Due to the attractive flowers, numerous cultivars of have been developed and vary considerably.

This species inhabits a wide variety of habitats and soil types, though it does not tolerate strong shade. Can be found along roadsides and on disturbed ground.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: Pink
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.