About Wild Short's Aster
Woodland aster with 1" lavender or pale blue-violet daisy flowers from summer to fall. The centers of the flowers age from yellow to reddish purple.
The scientific name used to be Aster, like the common name.
About Aster, Short's
Named for Charles Wilkins Short, an early 19th century physician and botanist, and not for the height of the plant. May self-seed. Seed from Clayton County, Iowa.