I'm not a gardening person, so I came here for some help.

What's this flower? I'm a photographer and it's in this photo that a client wants for a gardening blog, I think, I need to title it what it is.image Note this image has been touched up Have changed it for the original. Thanks, -Dan

  • Welcome to the site! This is a lovely picture, but I think the question is off-topic here. It isn't related to gardening, under the criteria listed in our What can I ask about here? page. Also, it doesn't meet the definition of identification questions, which state "Include how it relates to gardening." Oct 20, 2017 at 1:38
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    Please tell us what the original colours were if you want a good ID, otherwise I will vote to close the question as too broad or unclear. Some of the aspects noted by @Sue can be solved by rewording the question, but the missing info can't be replaced. As you see, Bamboo can ID this plant very accurately if you add details.
    – Alina
    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:51
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    Thanks Sue and Alina, I believe I have changed the issues. Oct 20, 2017 at 8:39

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It's an Aster of some variety - you say you've touched up the image, so this may not be the exact variety because I don't know if you've changed the colour, but its Aster novae-angliae, possibly the variety 'Barrs Pink', though there are probably somewhere towards a hundred specific varieties of this plant. If you have altered the colours, it's probably best to stick to Aster novae-angliae and not give a varietal name.

UPDATE: Now that I think about it, it could be Aster novi-belgii, another group of Asters... so you might just want to stick to the name Aster since I can't identify the exact variety.

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    It's worth noting that the genus has been changed to Symphyotrichum. I'm not sure how long ago.
    – Ben
    Oct 20, 2017 at 11:47

Generally, New England asters have fuzzy-ish leaves and smell like licorice when their leaves are crushed; they also clump. New York asters have smooth leaves and are stoloniferous.

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