Blue Wood Aster

Fall is definitely here, with the leaves beginning to change, and true to form, the asters are out. It’s always cheerful to see them in the fields and at the edge of woods. Today we were out for a walk and decided to follow a large flock of turkeys up into the woods, and these happy little flowers were waiting to welcome us as we went up into the trees.

I didn’t pull out my field guides, but I believe these are Symphyotrichum cordifolium, or Blue Wood Aster. Here in North Carolina, it’s very common and a welcome part of Autumn for me.