Pretty in Purple, Another Red River County Wildflower: The Meadow Aster
Common Name: Meadow Aster
Scientific Name: Aster pratensis
The purple and gold blooms of the Meadow Aster brings a vivid yet subtle note to our late summer-early fall landscape.
The stiffly upright, slender, hairy periennial grows to 20 to 32 inches high from a woody base.
Meadow aster usually grows on sandy or sandy loam soils in prairies, meadows, open woodlands, and woodland borders.