The project of converting my front yard from turf grass with Asian shrubs to all native plants.

saltmarsh aster

Little frilly purple flowers with yellow centers, saltmarsh aster.

The other day I was admiring what appeared to be asters in the lawn at the bank, while they were sorting out some trouble with my debit card.

How pleased I was a couple of days later to see some of these same asters in the strip between me and my next door neighbor. This is saltmarsh aster.