Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Frost Aster

Here’s a frost aster that finds its niche in an Indianapolis sidewalk.  One of the Symphyotrichum species with white flowers, probably Symphotrichum pilosum but could be Symphyotrichum ericoides or a hybrid of either.   Whatever the species, these white asters are what you find in urbanized areas wherever a respite from lawn mowing happens for a season or two.  Outside the city it’s known as oldfield habitat.  

Pictures taken Nov. 27, 2011.

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