Symphyotrichum turbinellum — Overview

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This aster is one of the last wildflowers to bloom during the fall. It has attractive flowerheads that are larger than average in size; underneath these flowerheads, the stiffly ascending branches appear nearly naked because their scale-like bracts are so small. The Turbinate Aster can be distinguished from other Aster spp. (Asters) as follows

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Source: Illinois Wildflowers

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