Aster divaricatus

Common Name: 
white wood aster
Scientific Name: 
Aster divaricatus (Nutt.) Torrey & A. Gray
Family Name: 
Asteraceae (Compositae) - Aster or Sunflower Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and rhizomes
upright, smooth, often zig-zag
Stems of White Wood Aster
Stems of White Wood Aster
lower ovate, sharply serrated, heart-shaped base on long petioles; upper small, lanceolate, nearly entire on shorter petioles
Leaves of White Wood Aster
heads of 6 to 12 white ray (ligulate) florets surrounding yellow (often turn reddish purple) disk (tubulate) florets; flat-topped clusters
Flowers of White Wood Aster