Picture of a cultivar of the New England aster. Unlike the wildflowers featured in the prior photo, New England asters are native to the northeastern U.S....
Picture of New England aster.
There are many types of asters native to the Northeast, including the aptly named "New England aster" (Aster novae-angliae
), a perennial
listed among the salt tolerant plants
-- making it suitable for roadside plantings. The flower in the picture isn't an actual wildflower, but is rather a cultivar
named the 'Purple Dome' New England aster. Propagation can be achieved by dividing
, come spring.