Family – Asteraceae, aster family
Genus species – Symphyotrichum ericoides
Leaves are small, numerous, linear.
Flower heads are small with white or pale pink "petals." The petals are individual ray flowers.
Heath Aster is also known as farewell-to-summer because it is one of the last plants to produce flowers during autumn. The family name Asteraceae is from the Greek for “star,” referring to the star-shaped flower heads. The species name ericoides is from the Greek for “heath.”