Oclemena nemoralis  (Aster nemoralis) bog aster Asteraceae ASNE; R (DeCandido 2001);

   

Aster nemoralis.Glen Mittelhauser.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org. (Accessed 3/2014).

Aster nemoralis.Glen Mittelhauser.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org. (Accessed 3/2014).

Oclemena nemoralis is a perennial herb, 10-60 cm tall, slightly sticky, rough-hairy, colonial from rhizomes, stems solitary from rhizome and stolon tips. 

Leaves alternate, linear to lance-shaped, 1-5 cm long, 0.2-1 cm wide, stalkless, mostly uniform, numerous along stem 40-75 below inflorescence. 

Flowers: ray flowers 13-27, pink to purplish, 0.9-1.5 cm long, base of flower head about 0.6 cm long, bracts papery, purple-tinged to greenish, usually sticky; blooming July-Sept. 

Fruit dry, 1-seeded achenes, glandular. 

Wetland status: FACW+. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.  Rare: NYS S3, R.

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Sphagnum bogs.