Wavyleaf Aster (Symphyotrichum undulatum)

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

A stiff, very rough stem bearing spreading branches and loose clusters of flower heads with lavender, violet, or pale blue rays.

There are several varieties of this plant, differing only in the outline of the leaves. The broadly winged leafstalks are particularly noteworthy.

Photographic Location: Montgomery Bell State Park in Middle Tennessee.

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