Eastern Silver Aster

I first saw this flower it was in the Withlacoochee State Forest working on an article about wildflowers. I didn’t take much notice then until I saw it at Big Pine. After taking a few macro shots of this flower it opened a whole new mystery!

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Eastern Silver Aster | December 2019 | Alice Mary Herden

I am fascinated by this flower, there is so much going on, such an interesting design. The tulip cupped that opens to have the anther expand, it’s amazing!

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Eastern Silver Aster | December 2019 | Alice Mary Herden

It was a little windy while I was taking photos, so it was hard to get a good macro shot. I would love to have a digital microscope to explore this flower in depth.

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Eastern Silver Aster | December 2019 | Alice Mary Herden

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Eastern Silver Aster | December 2019 | Alice Mary Herden


Links:

Click to access Symphyotrichum_concolor.pdf

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