Wild flower identification

Asked October 1, 2020, 5:02 PM EDT

What is the name of this wild flower blooming I found on the road side.

Michigan

1 Response

This is an aster. Aster is a huge genus of plants that encompasses an estimated 180 species. Most asters are welcome in the garden, but some species are pests that spread aggressively in certain conditions. This appears to be New England Aster. If you plan to transplant it into your garden, watch it carefully to be sure it doesn't become invasive.