Bigleaf Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Obtainment
  3.   3.  Uses
  4.   4.  More
  5.   5.  'Souls
Common Name Bigleaf Aster, Largeleaf Aster, Largeleaf or Bigleaf Wood Aster
Latin Name Eurybia macrophylla
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"Big-leaf Aster"
by Dan Mullen (flickr.com)

1.  Description

It prefers moist to dry soils -- hemlock-northern hardwood, beech-maple or pine forests, Appalachian spruce-fir forests, as well as with aspen, pine or open spruce woodlands. It can also be found in thickets, clearings or along shaded roadsides.

The flowers appear in the late summer to early fall and show ray florets that are usually either a deep lavender or violet, but sometimes white, and disc florets that are cream-coloured or light yellow, becoming purple as they mature.

2.  Obtainment

Very Common. Wild growth.

3.  Uses

  • Dyes: Blue, purple, etc. can be obtained from the flowers.
  • Food: The large, thick young leaves can be cooked and eaten as greens.

4.  More

5.  'Souls

  • Hey, did your character do something cool with this plant?
  • Or maybe your pack has it for trade?
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