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Unknown plant

Observed: 20th October 2012 By: markpmccmarkpmcc’s reputation in Plantsmarkpmcc’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Growing on a patch of concrete in the city. White daisy/aster like flowers. Is this an escaped ornamental?

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Rachy Ramone's picture

Not Aster divericatus...

.. (or Eurybia divaricata), as the petals are too dense, and the stems are too green.

On the other hand, it doesn't look like a garden escape, as (with due respect) it's not particularly pretty!

Could be as simple as "Wild Aster"?

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cicuta58's picture

Aster

I would agree with Aster agg. I am not aware of "Wild Aster" as a species. As stated, Michaelmas-daisies are very difficult and not do-able from a photo. It looks typical of a garden Michaelmas-daisy.

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lavateraguy's picture

Wild Aster?

It's not Aster linosyris, or Aster tripolium, which are the native species.

Aster x salignus has gone wild in my neck of the woods, and can be quite weedy. This is generally blue-flowered. Aster lanceolatus also turns up, but tends to grow in spreading colonies. The plants that you find in the wild are rarely up to the standard of the cultivars.

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Thanks all for the comments.

Thanks all for the comments.