Aster alpinus Alpine aster

Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster ID 132

According to the Wikipedia article Aster alpinus,

“Alpine aster is an ornamental plant native to the mountains of Europe (including the Alps), with a subspecies native to Canada and the United States. It is a perennial forb having purple, pink or blue flowers belonging to the genus Aster…It grows to be about 6-12 inches (15–30 cm). The bloom color may be pink, violet/lavender, dark purple/black, or white/near white and may bloom in late spring/early summer or, occasionally, midsummer. In the UK this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.”

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