Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Urban Wilderness - Part 2

For the second installment of this new series, here is a very pretty Aster from the edge of a parking lot on my daily walk to class:

Does anyone happen to know which species this is?

Update: According to the newest addition to my library, Peter Del Tredici's Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast,  this is the white heath aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum).


  1. Sorry, don't have a clue what aster it is. Has it been planted there or is it a happy accident?

  2. I am pretty sure it grew there by itself, since it seems to be growing not in a bed but in a crack in the asphalt.

  3. The flower looks like a classic English daisy to me - bellis perennis - but I am no botanist. Very pretty though, whatever it is.


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