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Purple aster

Aster (genus)

Description:

I was amazed to find this beautiful flowering plant growing horizontally on a sand dune. The main stem was almost 1 meter long. I'm going thru a crash course for NM wildflowers - so I'm not 100 percent sure what this is - any amount of help would be appreciated. This was the only one that I found. Fall Tansyaster?

Habitat:

Spotted at the White Sands National Monument.

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

What a beauty.
Looks and sounds like this one
https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_q...
but I can't find the range into NM

Brian38
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Brian38

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2019
Submitted on Nov 2, 2019

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