Late Purple Aster – 9/4/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/4/20

Observation Time: 2:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Late Purple Aster

Scientific Name: Symphyotrichum patens

Comments: Late purple aster looks similar to smooth aster — they both have purple rays and clasping leaves. Distinguish them by their stems — late purple aster has a rough, hairy stem; smooth aster has a smooth stem with a whitish coating.

More Information: Connecticut Botanical Society