- Family: Asteraceae
- Form: Herbaceous perennial reaching 1-2 ft.
- Leaves: Simple, alternate, oblanceolate, serrate
- Stem/Bark: Herbaceous
- Flower: Purple with fringed petals
- Fruit: Achene
- Comments: Though the flowers may not be as full and stunning as the similar Stoke's aster, they are still large enough to see from a distance and interesting