Symphyotrichum novae-angliae: New England Aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae commonly known as the New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to almost every area in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, but excluding the far north of Canada as well as some of the southern United States.

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The plant grows up to 120 cm [47 inches] with a stout, hairy stem and 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.

Photo: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, GA.[20130901]

Source: Wikipedia

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