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

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

root has been used for pain, fever


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.

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