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