Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Aster falcatus Lindl. var. commutatus (Torr. & A.Gray) A.G.Jones image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Asteraceae
Aster falcatus Lindl. var. commutatus (Torr. & A.Gray) A.G.Jones
cluster aster, white prairie aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
falcatus: sickle-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, less than 2' tall, hairy forb; mostly with rhizomes
Flower: head 1/3"-2/3" wide with white rays; inflorescence of 1 to a few heads clustered at end of stems
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:many, linear, stalkless, less than 1/4" long
Habitat: full sun; prairies, meadows
Notes: very similar to A. ericoides but smaller and with fewer but larger heads

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Flora of North America (off site)
Aster commutatus (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray
Aster commutatus (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray var. polycephalus S.F.Blake
Aster cordineri A.Nelson
Aster ericoides L. var. commutatus (Torr. & A.Gray) B.Boivin, pro parte
Aster falcatus Lindl. subsp. commutatus (Torr. & A.Gray) A.G.Jones
Aster multiflorus Aiton var. commutatus Torr. & A.Gray
Symphyotrichum falcatum (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom var. commutatum (Torr. & A.Gray) G.L.Nesom

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