These flowers were found by a cement ramp among other species of tall grasses. It is distinct from other flowers of its kind as its petals are more straight than curved and they are a light lavender. Another flower that was similar to this flower was relatively close to the location of this flower, however, it had white flowers instead of purple.
New England Aster
Please acknowledge any use of this photo: Andy Jones, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G L Nesom. (formerly Aster novae-angliae L.), commonly known as the New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to almost every area in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, but excluding the far north of Canada as well as some of the southern United States. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae was introduced to Europe in 1710; a common garden escape, it has naturalized