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adidas(6/7)April 25, 2014

Hello.

Anyone know what this is? I *think* it might be an aster or something w/aster-like flowers? It is growing on a mt in Northern VA.

Thank-you!

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Perhaps a Eurybia sp., one of the wood asters.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 10:21PM
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adidas(6/7)

Well, finally something that's supposed to be here!! Thanks Lycopus!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 7:05AM
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bubbleoffplumb(z6 NY)

agree. looks a lot like my white wood asters. Eurybia divaricata?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 9:15PM
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adidas(6/7)

You know, Bubble, I looked at E. divaricata too but the purplish/red hue to the leaves made me think maybe not? I googled and all pics showed E. divaricata to have greener leaves....do your white wood asters have purplish leaves? Any other possibilities? I'm in a cove forest off the Appalachian Trail in Northern VA if location helps! Thank-you for your input!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 6:29PM
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bubbleoffplumb(z6 NY)

compare yours with these -
I have a lot of these early in the season (about now):

followed by a slew of these late in the season:

I always thought they were E. divaricata

hope this helps you

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 9:40PM
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adidas(6/7)

Yes! Those are what I have but look at the back of them...yours are purple too! Maybe it's just a variation but I can't find any pics that show this purple colouring on the undersides of the leaves for E. divaricata. Anyway, I am very happy because I used a LOT of mulch to try and kill stiltgrass this year and the E. divaricata or its cousin has spread like wild fire :)! Thanks so much for your help!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 6:39AM
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