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Large-leaved Aster
Eurybia macrophylla (Aster macrophyllus)

An identifying mark of this aster is its lower leaves -- large, heart-shaped leaves that feel very rough to the touch. Schreber's aster has similar leaves, but its flowers have white rays, not pale purple.

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: woods, clearings
• Height: 1-5 feet
• Flower size: flowerheads 1/2 to 5/8 inch across
• Flower color: pale purple rays around a yellow disk that ages to reddish
• Flowering time: August to September
• Origin: native

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Eurybia macrophylla
Eurybia macrophylla
Eurybia macrophylla
The basal (lowest) leaves of this aster are large, heart-shaped, and rough to the touch.
Eurybia macrophylla
Large-leaved aster sometimes forms a carpet of leaves, with only a few plants flowering.

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