Astereceae family, common herbaceous perennial, native, up to 4' tall, central stem and side branches are covered with short white hairs, leaves alternate and are up to 4" long and 1" wide, leaves are lanceolate or oblong, pubescent, and clasp the stem at the base of each leaf, clusters of composite flowers occur at the ends of the upper stems, consists of numerous gold or yellow disk florets surrounded by 30 or more ray florets that are purple, lavender, or light pink.
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