Aster novi-belgii L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Aster novi-belgii L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Large and stout to sometimes small and slender, from long creeping rhizomes; stem 2–14 dm, sometimes puberulent in lines, sometimes glabrous except just under the heads; lvs chiefly cauline, lanceolate to elliptic or lance-linear, sessile and usually ± auriculate- clasping, though often narrowed toward the base, sharply serrate to entire, glabrous except for the scabrous- ciliate margins, often thick and firm, 4–17 cm × 4–25 mm; heads several or many in an open or more often leafy-bracteate infl; invol glabrous, 5–10 mm, its obtuse to sometimes sharply acute bracts ± imbricate or subequal, generally at least some of them with noticeably loose or spreading tip; green portion of the invol bracts evidently tapering and cuneate at the base, or the outermost bracts wholly green; rays 20–50, blue (rose or white), 6–14 mm; 2n=48, 64. Moist places, often in salt-marshes; Nf. to S.C., chiefly near the coast. (A. elodes; A. longifolius; A. tardiflorus)

  • Common Names

    New York aster