Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Aster furcatus E.S.Burgess image
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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Signe Holtz
Family Asteraceae
Aster furcatus E.S.Burgess
forked aster, midwestern white heart-leaved aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
furcatus: cleft or fork
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Status: Threatened
Plant: perennial, 12"-32" tall forb; upper part of stems usually fuzzy; from colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: head 1"-1 1/2" wide with 9-18 white rays becoming pinkish with age; inflorescence flat to round-topped branched cluster
Leaf:thick, stiff, mostly hairy below, edges with tiny teeth; lower long-stalked, oval to elliptical with a heart-shaped base; upper lance-like, stalklessleaf drawing
Habitat: rich woods

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Flora of North America (off site)
Aster furcatus E.S.Burgess f. elaciniatus (Benke) Shinners
Aster furcatus E.S.Burgess f. erythractis Benke
Aster furcatus E.S.Burgess var. elaciniatus Benke
Eurybia furcata (E.S.Burgess) G.L.Nesom

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