(formerly Aster junciformis)
Other common names:
Northern Aster, Northern Bog Aster, Slender White Aster|
Other scientific names:
Aster junciformis, Aster borealis, Aster junceus, Aster laxifolius
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
Long and very narrow leaves, inrolled along edges. Grows in bogs.
Bog Aster (Oclemena nemoralis) - also grows in bogs; flowers larger, leaves larger.
Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum) - also grows in wet areas; leaves larger; often has purple stem.
Grass-leaved Goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia) - is a Goldenrod; leaves slightly wider.
Bog Goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa) - also grows in bogs; is a Goldenrod.
Summer, Autumn; White; 7 or more parts (petals); White.
very narrow, inrolled along the edges.
Wet Areas; Bogs, fens.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 460
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 96, 360
Common, but seldom seen due to its habitat.
This Aster is called Rush Aster due to its long and narrow leaves (rush-like).
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: boreale: northern
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