COMMON MICHAELMAS-DAISY

Aster × salignus

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

Flowers:
month8Aug month8sep month8sept month8Oct

Pappus: pappusZpossible (short)
pappus8sep pappus8sept pappus8oct

status
statusZneophyte
flower
flower8azure
inner
inner8yellow
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZmany
stem
stem8round

August, Bridgewater Canal, Boothstown. Photo: © RWD
Likes to grow near static 'fresh' water, especially canal banks.


August, Bridgewater Canal, Boothstown. Photo: © RWD
The flowers have many lilac-coloured ray-florets surrounding the central yellow disc florets.


August, Bridgewater Canal, Boothstown. Photo: © RWD
The un-paired leaves are narrow lanceolate up the stems.


August, Bridgewater Canal, Boothstown. Photo: © RWD
The stems go brownish and woody.


August, Bridgewater Canal, Boothstown. Photo: © RWD
Near the end of the season the disc florets turn brown.


August, Bridgewater Canal, Boothstown. Photo: © RWD
The petals are very narrow and long, pointed at the ends without much 'pinking' at the extremities in evidence.


August, Bridgewater Canal, Boothstown. Photo: © RWD
Ray florets have a tendency to cant slightly backwards. Are the stems sometimes square? They appear so here.




Many wild flower books fail to feature this plant. Perhaps they regard it as a very difficult plant to fully identify, which it is. This being so, the ID here is only tentative. Another common name for this plant may be Perennial Aster.

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COMMON MICHAELMAS-DAISY

Aster × salignus

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

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