New England Aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, also called the michaelmas daisy after the British holiday of the same name, is native to Central and Eastern North America. The flowers are typically deep purple with up to 100+ spindly petals. Its stem is thick and covered in tiny, soft hairs. Wikipedia
You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.
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