Awl Aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

native


Other Names:
Frost Aster, White Oldfield Aster, Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, White Heath Aster, Hairy Heath Aster, Steelweed


Awl Aster is a native plant found throughout Virginia. It is an example of how what looks like a simple flower can in fact be very complex. A flower is a reproductive structure of a flowering plant. The Awl Aster is a composite flower, which means that the flower is actually composed of many flowers grouped together in one flowerhead. In some plant species, hundreds and sometimes thousands of flowers are grouped together to form one flower-like structure.

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Ranges

North America Virginia

Awl Aster
An Awl Aster plant in bloom

Awl Aster
An Awl Aster plant in bloom

Awl Aster
Awl Aster flowers and buds

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