Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - New England Atser
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - September - October.
Habitat - Wet meadows, bogs, marshes, thickets, moist soils along streams, low fields.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This showy species is fairly uncommon in Alabama and can be found in a handful of scattered counties. The plant is easy to identify in the field because of its dense, clasping leaves, showy flower heads, and pubescent stems.
Photographs taken off Hwy H, Shannon County, MO., 9-28-03.