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.
Everything – leaves/tops as greens, seeds as fill or ground to flour.
root has been used for pain, fever
Foraging Plant information list
This is not a complete list, this is a list of the species I have directly witnessed in my travels here in Northwest Ontario. If you find something before I do, email me and let me know.
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.