Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster prenanthoides Muhl. ex Willd. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Asteraceae
Aster prenanthoides Muhl. ex Willd.
crooked aster, crooked-stem aster, zigzag aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
prenanthoides: like Prenanthes derived from Greek prenes for "face downward" and anthos for "flower"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb; stems often with zigzagging, hairy lines; from creeping, colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: head 3/4"-1 1/8" wide with 20-35 blue to pale purple rays; inflorescence of several to many heads in open clusters with a few leaves
Fruit:dry seed with lines of hairs on yellowish, fluffy pappus
Leaf:mostly along the stem, spoon-shaped, toothed, narrowing before the flaring, widely winged, clasping baseleaf drawing
Habitat: moist to moderate moisture; meadows, woods, streambanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aster prenanthoides Muhl. ex Willd. f. milwaukeensis Benke
Symphyotrichum prenanthoides (Muhl. ex Willd.) G.L.Nesom

         
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