NEW ENGLAND ASTER

 

About New England Aster

Another common roadside edible flower. Probably one of the only purple flowers of its type around here. Looks kind of like a daisy but with purple petals, a purplish stem and multiple flowers on multiple branches on the same plant.

Primary use
medicinal

Edible parts
Everything – leaves/tops as greens, seeds as fill or ground to flour.

Medicinal
root has been used for pain, fever

Identification

Purple petaled flowers with yellow center. Single flower on the end of a purplish/red branch. Multiple branches/flowers on an individual plant.

Where to look

Along roadsides/disturbed areas, they enjoy sun  and a multitude of soil types. Driving bush roads where the roadsides are cut back regularly provide great habitat.

Get In Touch

21 second street, nipigon

 

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