Asters from Maine
From a seaside walk, two very different asters:
This aster was a creeping species, forming an irregular low mound about a foot or so across. There was one upright spike, shown here. The flowers are very small. It was planted in a restoration area with native plants, so it may be a native aster.
Another group of asters:
Just two of the many asters in bloom along the shoreline – there were so many, including New England Aster.