Asterisms

"Aster drummondii [now Drummond’s Aster, Symphyotrichum drummondii (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom var. drummondii] is said to be hardly distinct from Aster sagittifolius [now Symphyotrichum urophyllum]; but, with me, A. drummondii has larger, thicker leaves, larger and darker blue flowers, a less brittle stem, and a more gregarious habit." – Eloise Butler, from 'Asters in the Wild Garden' (1915)

We had a number of these asters this year in our backyard garden, all volunteers. One of the reasons I collected the seed was that the flowers had been pollinated by an endangered species, the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, that visited the flower while it was in bloom in September.

Publicado por scottking scottking, 09 de diciembre de 2017

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Diciembre 8, 2017 03:28 PM CST

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Drummond's Aster
backyard
Northfield, Minnesota

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