Friday, June 5, 2009

Yosemite Asters

Yosemite Aster
Aster occidentalis var. yosemitanus

A variety common to drying meadow fringes and forest floors.

Elevation: 4,000 to 7,000 feet

The blossoms have 20-35 purple ray flowers around yellow disk flowers. The 12 to 24 inch stem is multi-branched near the top, each branch having a blossom at its tip.

Sunflower Family

aster means "star", occidentalis means "western", and yosemitanus means "of Yosemite".

7/21/08 White Wolf

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