Authentic Wisconsin.  New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae


New England Aster in University of Wisconsin Arbortetum on October 7, 2020.

Above: New England Aster in University of Wisconsin Arbortetum in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/07/20).


New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

There are 170 species of New England Aster in North America.

The species that are common in Wisconsin are the Common New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae annuus), Philadelphia daisy (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae philadelphicus) and Daisy New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae strigosus).

New England Aster is sometimes confused with other closely related plants like, Aster and the true daisy Bellis. This plant grows on roadsides, in fields, in thickets, and in open woods.

Other names include: daisy New England Aster, or eastern daisy New England Aster, common New England Aster, frost-root, marsh New England Aster.

New England Aster on bank of retaining pond on June 20, 2019.

Above: New England Aster on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 20, 2019.




New England Aster
(Aster nova-anglae)
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

New England Aster said, "Dear me!

I've been as lazy as can be;"

So dressed in purple, off she flew

And traveled all the country through.



For more information on New England Aster, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae.


New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on September 21, 2019.
New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on September 21, 2019.
New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on September 8, 2019.
New England Aster on bank of retaining pond  in Madison, Wisconsin on September 17, 2019.
New England Aster in UW Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin on September 30, 2020.
New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 3, 2020.
New England Aster on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2020.
New England Aster in UW Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin on June 12, 2020.
New England Aster in on bank of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 16, 2020.
New England Aster in Oak Savannain Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2020.
New England Aster in Oak Savannain Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2020.

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New England Aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae


New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on September 15, 2019.


Above: New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on September 15, 2019.



New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2019.

New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2019.

New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2019.


Above: New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2019.


New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2019.


Above: New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2019.


New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2019.

New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2019.


Above: New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2019.


New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 25, 2019.


Above: New England Aster in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 25, 2019.


1918 New England Aster Wild Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by Janet Laura Scott.


Above: 1918 New England Aster Wild Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by Janet Laura Scott.


New England Aster specimen collected in Lafayette County on September 6, 1975.


Above: New England Aster specimen collected in Lafayette County on September 6, 1975.


New England Aster botanical illustration circa circa 1817.


Above: New England Aster botanical illustration by S.T. Edwards circa 1817.


New England Aster botanical illustration by Helen Sharp circa 1905.


Above: New England Aster botanical illustration by Helen Sharp circa 1905.


1887 New England Aster botanical illustration.


Above: 1887 New England Aster botanical illustration.


1913 illustration of New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae).


Above: 1913 illustration of New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae).


New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) botanical illustration by Mary Emily Eaton circa 1918.


Above: New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) botanical illustration by Mary Emily Eaton circa 1918.


New England Aster.

New England Aster.

New England Aster.

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