Aster (Species ??)
Asters are members of the Sunflower Family
See on hike on the Toutle Trail near Blue Lake on Mt. St. Helens 8/6/13
This is probably an Aster
However, there are about 300 species of Aster in North America
Maybe this is a Douglas Aster
The color in these photos may be deceiving,
If you look at the flowers off to the side of some of the pictures
they are more purple than white.
It is noted that the name Aster, is a Greek word meaning "star". Asters are one of the larger Genera in the Sunflower Family.
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