Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster dumosus L. var. strictior Torr. & A.Gray image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Asteraceae
Aster dumosus L. var. strictior Torr. & A.Gray
bushy aster, long-stalked aster, rice-button aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
dumosus: full of thorn bushes, bushy
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb; usually with creeping rhizomes
Flower: head 1/3"-3/4" wide, long stalked, with 13-30 pale purple to white rays; inflorescence large, open, many-branched clusters with oblong bracts
Leaf:mostly along the stem, linear to lance-like, stalkless, mostly entire, hairless below
Habitat: dry, moist; in sandy soil
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Synonyms 
Symphyotrichum dumosum (L.) G.L.Nesom var. strictior (Torr. & A.Gray) G.L.Nesom

         
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