Saturday, October 11, 2008

100 Species Challenge -- Species # 25

Specimen #25 White Heath Aster

Aster ericoides
Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L. Nesom var. ericoides

Photo by me, Fairmeadows Park

This is in bloom now. I am including a photo of the unopened flowers to show the growth habit and leaves.

You can find this flower in many places in Iowa. Again, the name comes from the Greek 'astro.' And of course, 'geo' means 'earth.'

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