Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster drummondii Lindl. image
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Mark Feider

Mark Feider

Mark Feider

Mark Feider

Mark Feider

from USDA Plants website
Family Asteraceae
Aster drummondii Lindl.
Drummond's aster, hairy heart-leaved aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
drummondii: from Thomas Drummond (1790-1835), a Scottish naturalist who like his fellow countryman David Douglas made an ill-fated collecting trip to North America.
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1 1/2' - 4' tall forb; stems with the upper half usually densely hairy
Flower: head 1"-1 1/2" wide with 10-20 blue rays, bracts (phyllaries) somewhat loose; inflorescence of many heads in conical, branched clusters
Leaf:hairy below, shallowly-toothed, mostly oval to lance-like with heart-shaped bases on long winged stalks
Habitat: clearings, open woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aster drummondii Lindl. subsp. drummondii
Aster drummondii Lindl. var. drummondii
Aster drummondii Lindl. var. rhodactis Benke
Aster sagittifolius Wedem. ex Willd. var. drummondii (Lindl.) Shinners
Symphyotrichum drummondii (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom
Symphyotrichum drummondii (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom var. drummondii

         
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