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Purple stemmed-Aster Aster puniceus
Composite or Daisy Compositae family

Leaves are lance shaped, toothed and clasp the stem at the base. Bristly purplish stem.

The flowers are pale-violet to lilac, heads 1-1.5" wide.

Form/habitat: Swamps and wet thickets, 2-7' high. Flowers Aug.-Nov.



NWI status: OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.


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