Aster, White Wood

Aster divaricatus
This 1-3' plant has a round, smooth, often somewhat zigzag stem. The coarsely toothed leaves are on long slender stalks, are broadly lance-shaped and have a heart-shaped base. The 3/4-1" flowers are in a somewhat flat cluster. The 6-10 rays are white and the yellow disc turns brown with age. The broad, green tipped bracts are hairy. Blooms September-October in dry woods, thickets.