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Asters linger to add their beauty to late summer, early fall

The deep royal purple blossoms of the New England aster make it my personal favorite of all the autumn wildflowers.
The deep royal purple blossoms of the New England aster make it my personal favorite of all the autumn wildflowers.
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Asters are some of our most splendid wildflowers, and they don’t really start flowering until September. So, while our spring and summer wildflowers have now passed, we are still lucky enough to have the landscape painted with color in the fall. But that’s the only easy thing about asters. I did a quick survey through some of the wildflower guides in my personal library and found significant disagreement as to how many species of asters ...


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