Oct. 25, 2021

thistleleaf aster, Eurybia eryngiifolia

Thistleleaf aster - just when you start to think that asters all look alike. These flower heads are at least twice as wide as most of their relatives. And the long narrow leaves really are armed with thistle bristles. Also called coyote thistle aster, this species grows in pine flats in the Florida panhandle and adjacent coastal plains in AL and GA. Wakulla Co FL, 7/8/18. Aster family, Asteraceae.