Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster borealis (Torr. & A.Gray) Prov. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black
Family Asteraceae
Aster borealis (Torr. & A.Gray) Prov.
northern bog aster, rush aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
borealis: northern
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-32" tall forb; slender stems usually less than 1/10" thick
Flower: head 1" -1 1/3" wide with 20-50 white to pale blue rays; inflorescence usually wide, short clusters of 1 to a few heads; blooms July-Oct.
Leaf:mostly along the stem, linear, stalkless, usually slightly clasping, entire
Habitat: wet, cold; bogs, meadows, shores
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aster franklinianus Rydb.
Aster junceus auct. non Aiton
Aster junciformis Rydb.
Aster laxifolius Lindl. var. borealis Torr. & A.Gray
Aster laxifolius Nees var. laetiflorus Torr. & A.Gray
Symphyotrichum boreale (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Löve & D.Löve

         
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