On a sunny slope. First flower.
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae); photo = Aster,NewEngland&honeybee_MAC_©DaveSpier_D061257iN; also see Bumblebee and Honeybee observations for same date
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