I have many favorite wildflowers — actually maybe all native plants are my favorite when it comes right down to it. But Common Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) and Tall Ironweed (Vernonia altissima) are definitely two of my favorite late fall blooming plants. And then, of course, there are all the asters.
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Last year I wrote often about the Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum fna Aster lateriflorus) — that tiny little white aster with a pink smile. But the New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is by far the more hardy of the bunch.