Photos of Symphyotrichum-boreale-~-northern-bog-aster

Photos and Characteristics of Wetland Plant Species > This Category

Symphyotrichum boreale ~ northern bog aster



  • OBL

  • Michigan C Value: 9

  • formerly known as Aster borealis or Aster junciformis

  • also known as "boreal aster" and "rush aster"

  • white flower rays (but may be pinkish or bluish)

  • usually less than a six flowers per plant

  • 1–3 feet high

  • long, conspicuous peduncles

  • long slender leaves (similar to grass leaves)

  • colonial from long, creeping rhysomes

  • leaves are one–veined

  • smooth stem

  • can look like a slender, gracefully–flowered S. lanceolatum

  • fens, calcareous sedge meadows

  • native

All Wetland Plant Species | Category Index | Previous | Next     
All images shown within the Wetland Photos section of are free to use for
all noncommercial applications. Appropriate photo credit should be given to
when an image from this website is used for another publication. If you want to license a high resolution
version of any of our photos for commercial purposes, please contact us.