New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae Aster Family
(c) Lou Wagner
(c) Lou Wagner

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Violet, Purple

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Lance-Shaped

Habitat Type: Fields; Damp meadows; Shores

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), West Side (3), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8)

Total Number of EMUs: 5

Status in Massachusetts: Native

Notes: Thick stem; Syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) Nesom

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