Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster linariifolius L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Aster linariifolius L.
flax-leaved aster, stiff aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
linariifolius: leaves like Linaria
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Status: Native
Plant: weakly erect, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb; several wiry stems with fine hairs
Flower: head 3/4"-1 1/4" wide with 10-20 violet rays; inflorescence solitary or with several heads in a loose, branched cluster; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:dry seed with a long, thick, tawny, fluffy pappus
Leaf:many, linear, short, stiff, entire
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, cliffs; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aster linariifolius L. f. lateralis House
Aster linariifolius L. f. leucactis Benke
Aster linariifolius L. f. monocephalus House
Aster linariifolius L. var. linariifolius
Aster linariifolius L. var. victorinii Fernald
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene

         
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