Bushy Aster

Scientific Name - Aster dumosus L.
Family - Compositae

Low to tall bushy perennial with extensive rhizomes. First leaves are elongate and broad at the tip with scattered teeth. Mature leaves are narrow, elongated and have smooth margins. Flowering occurs mostly in fall with limited production in spring. Flowers, blue, but not seen under frequent mowing. Reproduces by seed and rhizomes. Found from Michigan and Massachusetts to south Florida, west to Louisiana and Arkansas.