Wednesday, October 4, 2023


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is one of my favorites and it is blooming right now.  I believe this is Hairy Aster.  It is identified by hairs on it's stem which I did not capture in this image.  Correction:  I double checked and this is actually Heath Aster.   There are several types of Aster in our area and you have to look close to tell which one it is.  Hairy Asters bloom in September and October.  Heath Asters bloom during the same time, usually to only 3 feet. They can grow to 5 feet tall.  I find them very photogenic.


  1. We are down to just fall (New England?) asters. A nice deep blue/purple