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White Flowers ( Daisy-like Flowers )
Composite Family (Compositae)

Western Willow Aster
Aster hesperius

Season: Summer
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 1 m

Description: This aster, with its white petals, or ray florets, is unusual. Most asters have blue petals. The plant sprouts from a main stalk which branches several times in an alternate fashion. A close examination reveals vertical white stripes running the length of the stem. The leaves are linear, smooth margined, clasping. As the stem branches, each branch may bear 1 or more flower heads. The flowers have white petals and a yellow centre.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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