Symphyotrichum subspicatum (Douglas
A handsome perennial to about 2' tall, the Douglas Aster is found throughout the northwest and is most prevalent west of the Cascades (USDA zones 5-9)
It is very common in coastal Alaska and northern BC.
It grows in meadows, forest clearings, on beaches and in both salt- and freshwater wetlands.
Nice purple flowers are ½" from multiple, hairy stems and bloom in late summer.
They attract butterflies and bees.