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Monday, October 18, 2010
Just pretty pictures today, and maybe a little tiny botany lesson. Here's one of the best-known autumn wildflowers, the New England Aster. The color is spectacular, even if purple isn't your favorite shade. It's almost always purple, but...
... in the same field I found one plant with pink blossoms. Not unheard of, but sort of an oddity.
The fast way to be sure it's New England Aster is to look at the leaves. See how they clasp the stem? They almost look like little arms just hanging on for dear life. That's the giveaway.