Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at http://wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu/. Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Aster puniceus L. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Caroline A. Creevey

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Josh Sulman
Family Asteraceae
Aster puniceus L.
bristly aster, purple-stem aster, swamp aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
puniceus: reddish-purple; puce
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-7' tall forb; stems hairy, reddish, thick, simple or with upper branches
Flower: head 1"-1 1/2" wide with 30-60 pale blue to purple rays; inflorescence of a few to many heads in loose, open clusters with some large leaves; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruit:dry, smooth seed
Leaf:not crowded, dark green, mostly only along the stem, stalkless, clasping, usually slightly toothed, lance-like to oblong with hairs only along the lower midrib leaf drawing
Habitat: moist; woods, forests, meadows, streambanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aster conduplicatus E.S.Burgess
Aster forwoodii S.Watson
Aster puniceus L. f. albiflorus (Farw.) Shinners
Aster puniceus L. f. colbyi (Benke) Shinners
Aster puniceus L. f. glabratus Shinners
Aster puniceus L. var. albiflorus Farw.
Aster puniceus L. var. calvus Shinners
Aster puniceus L. var. colbyi Benke
Aster puniceus L. var. compactus Fernald
Aster puniceus L. var. demissus Lindl.
Aster puniceus L. var. monocephalus Farw.
Aster puniceus L. var. oligocephalus Fernald
Aster puniceus L. var. puniceus
Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) A.Löve & D.Löve
Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) A.Löve & D.Löve var. puniceum

         
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