Aster novae-angliae (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) - New England Aster
"This plant grows up to about 2 meters (6 feet) tall, but is usually 1-1.2 meters (3-4 feet) tall. By the time it is flowering, many of the lower leaves have fallen off, leaving a bare brown stem. Hundreds of heads on a single plant, but 50-100 is typical. Each head is between 19-38 millimeters (0.75-1.5 inches) across. Plants usually consist of 1-3 stems, but large clumps are occasionally encountered. The leaves are somewhat firm and softly hairy, 3-12 centimeters (approximately 1-5 inches) long x 6-20 millimeters (approximately 0.25-0.75 inches) wide." (Taylor, USDA)
Botanical illustration of Aster novo-angliea (Addisonia)
"The species is an open lands plant, thriving in grasslands, old fields, savannas, and woodlands. It is frequently encountered on roadsides and in fencerows. It can also be found at the edge of forest. The species is known from most of the conterminous United States, except a few southern states and a few western states. It is present in much of Canada as well." (Taylor, USDA)
"This aster is easily cultivated. Many native plant nurseries sell the plants. Numerous commercial nurseries sell cultivars of the species. It does well in native gardens and as accent plants in a formal garden. It can also be grown in a clump with species such as tall goldenrod to provide contrasting colors." (Taylor, USDA)
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- Peterson, J. Scott. NEW ENGLAND ASTER. p. 2. <https://plants.usda.gov/DocumentLibrary/factsheet/pdf/fs_syno2.pdf>
- Taylor, David. New England Aster. https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/symphyotrichum_novae-angliae.shtml. Accessed 1 Feb. 2022.
- Addisonia :.New York :New York Botanical Garden,1916- is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ..biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4505918
Habitat, Cultivation: Taylor, David. “New England Aster.” U.S Forest Service, https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/symphyotrichum_novae-angliae.shtml. Accessed 15 Feb. 2022.
Ethnobotany, Wildlife: Haney Jr, Phelma. NEW ENGLAND ASTER. p. 2. <https://plants.usda.gov/DocumentLibrary/plantguide/pdf/pg_syno2.pdf>
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