(formerly Aster nemoralis)
Other common names:
Other scientific names:
Aster nemoralis, Eucephalus nemoralis, Galatella nemoralis
Aster de bois
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
Small plant. Grows in bogs. Leaves are small, stiff, and have inrolled margins.
Rush Aster (Symphyotrichum boreale) - Also grows in bogs.
Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum) - Also grows in wet areas.
Summer, Autumn; Blue/Violet; 7 or more parts (petals); Usually a large (2.5-4cm in diameter) single flower at the top of the stem. Possibly up to three flowers per plant - other flowers are each on their own slender stalk. Ray flowers: 15-25, light violet-purple, pale to deep pink. Disc flowers: 20-35, yellow becoming purple. Floral bracts narrow, purple-tinged.
Small, very numerous, decreasing in size up the stem, toothless, tapered at both ends.
20-70 cm (7-27 in)
Wet Areas; Wet areas, bogs. In the region north of Barrie & south of North Bay, and north of Sault Ste. Marie.
Grows in Sun/Shade:
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 460
Not common in Ontario.
This Aster is not very common in Ontario. All the photos on this page are of specimens in Newfoundland.
62 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.
Range Map is at the bottom of the page
Range map for Bog Aster (Oclemena nemoralis)
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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.
(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website
and is displayed here in accordance with their