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Unknown Aster I always have a difficult time figuring out the Asters (Asteraceae) this is a common one in Quebec sometimes with yellow centres & other times burgundy found at Alleyn-et-Cawood, Quebec, Canada. Alleyn-et-Cawood,Asteraceae,Asters,Canada,Fall,Flowers,Geotagged,Quebec,Symphyotrichum Click/tap to enlarge

Unknown Aster

I always have a difficult time figuring out the Asters (Asteraceae) this is a common one in Quebec sometimes with yellow centres & other times burgundy found at Alleyn-et-Cawood, Quebec, Canada.

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  1. Could be a Large-leaved Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)? Posted 10 months ago
    1. Asters are tough, I must agree! I was just trying to key out some Symphyotrichum this morning, and I had to call it quits! Posted 10 months ago
      1. They do make a nice photograph...but identification is a head scratcher. Posted 10 months ago
      2. I tried this one with the PlantNet app, in the list of suggestions, "Greek Anemone" is ranked as highest visual match, yet still only 1.2 out of 5 stars. Posted 10 months ago
    2. More likely Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindley's Aster). Do you have any other photos of this plant's stem and leaves? Posted 7 months ago
      1. Thank you Gary...just have pictures of the flower. Posted 7 months ago
        1. Probably is Lindley's Aster judging from the bracts that surround each flower head. Big-leaf aster bracts would be pale green and with rounded blunt tips. Other blue asters that grow in Ontario have bracts with flexed tips or with lance-shaped bracts or diamond-shaped bracts often with a small reddish spot at the tips.

          Any info on the habitat? Lindley's Aster is a common roadside and trailside species as well as growing in forests.
          Posted 7 months ago
          1. Found them growing next to a dirt road. Posted 7 months ago
            1. Could be Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindley's Aster) but I'm going to need to find out more about the bracts in that species. When I look at the bracts I see a translucent margin on them. There's a good manual on the asters called The Asters of Ontario so I'll be going over the descriptions in there. Posted 7 months ago
            2. Meant Quebec not Ontario back there. Thinking of the Ontario aster manual. Posted 7 months ago

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Uploaded Dec 5, 2018. Captured Oct 14, 2018 15:24 in 53 Chemin Milford, Danford Lake, QC J0X 1P0, Canada.
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