Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Asteraceae
Oclemena acuminata (Whorled Wood-aster)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapelanceolate
Fruit typedry
Flowering datesAug
HabitatMoist woods
LocalityThroughout
DescriptionThis species has 3 - 6 inch long leaves that are broadest above the middle and taper to the base. The upper ones are crowed giving them a whorled appearance. It has daisy-like flowers with white to pale purple outer flowers and inner ones that are yellow and turn reddish with age.
CommentPrevious name = Aster acuminatus
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS