The "Aster" that is actually a Goldenrod ... Upland White Aster. Although classified as an Aster for many years, taxonomists have determined that this species is actually a Goldenrod, based on closer examinations of its flower structure.
A close-up view of the underside of the flower.
The overall form of the plant.
The very goldenrod-like main stem leaves.
Basal leaves. The clump of leaves on the right side will be the flowering stalk next year.