Wednesday, May 27, 2009


A quick post today of another perennial at the 91st Street Garden.

The photo above is of Stoke's Aster, or Stokesia laevis. This is a perennial native to the Southern US, where it can remain evergreen all year round. Here, the foliage is likely to die back.

This perennial has vibrantly pink flowers, and like the regular aster, the flower consists of disk and ray florettes.

Stokesia is named after Jonathan Stokes, a Scottish botanist and contemporary of Linnaeus.

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