Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Asteraceae
Aster pilosus Willd. var. pilosus
awl aster, frost aster, hairy aster, white old-field aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
pilosus: pilosus for "soft, hairy"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb; stems hairy
Flower: head 1/3"-3/4" wide with white rays; inflorescence very open, loose, widely-branched, many-headed, leafy clusters; blooms Aug.-Nov.
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:lower leaves usually fall off with age; upper stalkless, linear to lance-like
Habitat: full sun; dry; prairies, disturbed sites; in sandy, gravelly soil

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Aster ericoides L. var. platyphyllus Torr. & A.Gray
Aster ericoides L. var. villosus (Michx.) Torr. & A.Gray
Aster pilosus Willd. f. pulchellus Benke
Aster pilosus Willd. var. platyphyllus (Torr. & A.Gray) S.F.Blake
Aster villosus Michx.
Symphyotrichum pilosum (Willd.) G.L.Nesom
Symphyotrichum pilosum (Willd.) G.L.Nesom var. pilosum

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