Friday, June 8, 2012

New England Aster!

I was stunned to see this common fall flower in a state of FGB (full, glorious bloom) today, June 8th (!) on a roadside in Marshall County, Indiana. I noticed a lot of closed flowers, and I have to wonder if any of them were open during the month of May!! I don't have records but I believe Aster novae-angliae normally begins flowering in August or September.

2 comments:

A.L. Gibson said...

I've seen this as well as Symphyotrichum laeve and Symphyotrichum patens already in bloom here in Ohio. It's been a crazy year!

MrILoveTheAnts said...

I've been told that there are individual plants in that species that will flower now, while the majority of the population wait until summer is pretty much over.