[Asters of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster

Symphotrichum foliaceum var. parryi

Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus

Flower head of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower head of leafy aster as seen in meadows along Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR.........August 11, 2008.

Leaf-like bracts of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the involucre and flower head of leafy aster as seen in meadows along Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR..........August 11, 2008.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Stem leaf of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The 2 photos above show close-ups of the involucral bracts and stem leaf of leafy aster as seen in meadows along Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR.........August 11, 2008.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Leafy bracts of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Flower head of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Upper stem leaves of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Leafy aster as seen along the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 between Chinook Pass and Crystal Lake, Wenatche National Forest.........August 25, 2014.

Habitat of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Flower head of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Involucral bracts of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Leafy aster as seen in a meadow on the east side of the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 between Deer and Sand Lakes, north of White Pass, Wenatchee National Forest...........August 27, 2014.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Flower heads of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Parry's aster as seen in meadows atop Scott Mountain, Mount Washington Wilderness........September 16, 2016.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the involucre and flower head of leafy aster as seen in meadows along the lower sections of the Island Springs Trail on Mt. Adams...........September 5, 2004. Note the spreading, narrow, leafy bracts.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The photo above shows the inflorescence of leafy aster as seen in meadows along the lower sections of the Island Springs Trail on Mt. Adams.........September 5, 2004.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The photo above shows a close-up of a stem leaf of leafy aster as seen in meadows along the lower sections of the Island Springs Trail on Mt. Adams.........September 5, 2004.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The photo above shows the middle and upper stems of leafy aster as seen in meadows along the lower sections of the Island Springs Trail on Mt. Adams.........September 5, 2004.


Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Lower stem leaf of leafy aster. Hell Roaring Meadows, Mt. Adams........September 8, 2001.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Upper stem leaf of leafy aster. Hell Roaring Meadows, Mt. Adams.......September 8, 2001. Note the clasping base to the leaf where it attaches to the stem.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Involucre of leafy aster, showing the narrow bracts. Hell Roaring Meadows, Mt. Adams.........September 8, 2001.

Flower head of leafy aster. Hell Roaring Meadows, Mt. Adams.........September 8, 2001.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus) - Flower head of Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

The 4 photos above show close-up views of leafy aster. Click each photo to see an enlarged version.

Leafy Aster, Leafybract Aster, Parry's Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Synonyms: Aster ascendens var. parryi, Aster diabolicus, Aster foliaceus var. canbyi, Aster foliaceus var. frondeus, Aster foliaceus var. parryi, Aster foliaceus var. subpetiolatus, Aster frondeus)

Parry's aster blooming in a wet meadow along Forest Service Road 23 at Baby Shoe Pass , northwest slopes of Mt. Adams........August 27, 2012.

Paul Slichter