Flower of the Day: Lowrie’s Aster

Symphyotrichum lowrieanum; Asteraceae (aster family)

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Lowrie’s aster is an eastern US native, ranging from New York to Georgia.  It’s a woodland plant that grows to three feet tall, with light blue (sometimes almost white) flowers.

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It’s distinguished from the more common heart-leaved aster (S. cordifolium) primarily by the winged petioles.

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