[The Asters of Mt. Adams Country]

Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster

Canadanthus modestus

Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus

Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows great northern aster as seen along the moist meadow edges of Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams........................September 6, 2008.

Close-up of the involucral bracts of Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows the purplish, glandular involucral bracts and stem of great northern aster as seen along the moist meadow edges of Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams........................September 6, 2008.

Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower heads of great northern aster as seen in meadows above the point where the Island Springs Trail crosses Hell Roaring Creek on Mt. Adams...............September 5, 2004. Note the glandular involucre.

These plants were seen about 100 feet west of N 46 09.817' W 121 24.132' Elevation: 4740' +/- 30'


Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows the spreading, gland-tipped hairs found over much of the stem and onto the leaf margins of great northern aster...................August 25, 2005.

Stem leaf of Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows the long, lanceolate leaf blade of great norther aster with its sessile base.................August 25, 2005.

Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows the inflorescence of great northern aster as taken at the same location as the coordinates at the top of the page.....................August 25, 2005. This species may also be easily seen at the same time along Road #23 at its junction with Road #8810. Note the purplish tinge to the involucral bracts.

Flower head of Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus) - Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus) - Involucral bracts of Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

Additional photos of great northern aster as seen around the margins of Swampy Meadows, western slopes of Mt. Adams...........August 30, 2012.

Flower head of Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower heads of great northern aster as seen in meadows above the point where the Island Springs Trail crosses Hell Roaring Creek on Mt. Adams...............September 5, 2004.

Stem leaf of Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows a close-up of a stem leaf of great northern aster as seen in meadows above the point where the Island Springs Trail crosses Hell Roaring Creek on Mt. Adams...............September 5, 2004.

Few-flowered Aster, Giant Mountain Aster, Great Northern Aster: Canadanthus modestus (Synonyms: Aster major, Aster modestus, Aster modestus var. major, Aster sayianus, Aster unalaschensis, Aster unalaschensis var. major, Weberaster modestus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower heads of great northern aster as seen in meadows above the point where the Island Springs Trail crosses Hell Roaring Creek on Mt. Adams...............September 5, 2004. Note the glandular stem and involucre.

Paul Slichter