Family = Asteraceae, Genus = Aster, Species = modestus, including synonyms,
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|Canadanthus modestus (giant mountain aster, few flowered aster, great northern aster)
(= Aster modestus in Flora of the Pacific Northwest)
Perennial from creeping rhizomes, the stem 4-10 dm. tall, covered with stalked glands at least above.
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout mountainous areas of Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon, east to Michigan.
Habitat: Streambanks and moist woods at moderate to mid-elevations in the mountains.
WA Native Plant Society