Blue Heart-leaf Aster
Aster cordifolius Aster Family
(c) Albert Bussewitz
(c) Albert Bussewitz

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Violet, Pink

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Heart-shaped, Toothed

Habitat Type: Woods; thickets; Common

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): West Side (3), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8)

Total Number of EMUs: 4

Status in Massachusetts: Native

Notes: Syn. Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston