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Southern annual saltmarsh aster, Lawn American-aster, White wood aster, Saltmarsh aster

Symphyotrichum divaricatum

Description:

This is a 2 ft. tall, loose, sprawling American-aster with clusters of bright, white flowers. The tiny but numerous flowers have yellow centers and white petals that fade to dark pink. Wiry, black, drooping stems may be 3 ft. in length. Large, heart-shaped leaves become gradually smaller toward the top of the plant.

Habitat:

Moist edge of city maintained retention pond.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 6, 2012
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012

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