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A closer look at heath asters

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Two days ago you got a panoramic view of some densely flowering heath asters, Symphyotrichum ericoides, and now here’s a closer look. Most of this species’ flower spikes are more horizontal than vertical, but once in a while one stands upright. I photographed these upstanding flowers in Manor, a town on the Blackland Prairie about ten miles east of Austin, on November 3.

For more information about this species, including a state-clickable map showing the many places in North America where heath asters grow, you can visit the USDA website.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 13, 2011 at 5:17 AM

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