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Wavy-leaved Aster
Symphyotrichum undulatum (Aster undulatus)

This aster has distinctive leaves. In the lower photo, you can see the "wing" of leaf along the petiole (leaf stem). On the lower leaves, the wing broadens as it meets the main stem.

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: dry woods and clearings
• Height: 1 to 3 feet
• Flower size: flowerheads 3/4 inch across
• Flower color: purple to pale blue rays around a yellow disk
• Flowering time: August to November
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.