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Plant: erect perennial 20-120 cm tall, from spreading rootstock.
Leaves: 4-12 cm long, pointed; lowest leaves toothed, heart-shaped, with notched bases and slender, hairy-edged stalks; stem leaves lance-shaped, usually stalkless.
Flowerheads: Pale blue to purplish, 1.5-3cm across; 12-25 strap-like florets around a button of yellow tubular florets, with slender bracts at the base; flowerheads in branched, open clusters.
Blooms: July to October
Fruits: seed-like achenes tipped with a parachute of silky white hairs.
Habitat woodlands and open often disturbed sites.
Distribution: Quebec to B.C., south to the northern U.S.
Pick: A few.
Norwood Ontario Canada- Found in the tree line of the woods around my home.
Ontario Wildflowers- 101 Wayside Flowers- Linda Kershaw