The asters are mostly perennial plants. The leaves are alternate and the flowers are always white or bluish, never yellow or red. The discs are yellow but may turn color as they mature. Bloom late summer and fall.

A few species not in the Aster genus, such as the fleabanes and ox-eye daisy, are included in this group, since they have yellow discs and white rays and therefore superficially resemble the asters.

Flower This family contains flowers.

Aster, Calico Aster lateriflorus
Aster, Crooked-stemmed Aster prenanthoides
Aster, Flat-topped White Aster umbellatus
Aster, Frost-weed/ Heath Aster Aster pilosus
Aster, Heart-leaved Aster cordifolius
Aster, Late Purple/ Spreading Aster Aster patens
Aster, Lowrie's Aster lowrieanus
Aster, New England Aster novae-angliae
Aster, Panicled Aster simplex
Aster, Purple-stemmed Aster puniceus
Aster, Schreber's Aster schreberi
Aster, Small White Aster vimineus
Aster, White Wood Aster divaricatus
Daisy, English/ Garden Daisy/ Marguerite Bellis perennis
Daisy, Ox-Eye Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Fleabane, Common/ Philadelphia Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus
Fleabane, Daisy Erigeron strigosus