Thursday, September 24, 2009

New England aster

The deep blue flowers you see growing wild this time of year are New England asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae). These New England asters are at Celery Bog Park in a woods edge habitat near the east entrance to Scifres-Maier Woods. These plants are over seven feet tall. They are so tall that the stems can't support their weight and they are bending down over the underlying vegetation. Never seen New England asters this tall before. Usually they're not so tall as the goldenrods. This picture was taken September 20, 2009.

Link to Symphyotrichum novae-angliae:

Link to Symphyotrichum novae-angliae:

Link to New England asters planted at Purdue Horticulture Gardens:

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