Narrow-leaved Michaelmas-daisy - Aster lanceolatus

    Description

    Medium to tall plant; stems purplish, leaves linear or linear-lanceolate. Flowerheads pale purple or pale pinkish or even whitish, with a yellowish disk.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification

    Habitat

    Waste places, waysides, ditches and roadside verges.

    When to see it

    August to November.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    British records are occasional and come mainly from England.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 1 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map