Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Aster cordifolius L. image
Photographer: from vPlants website           
Family Asteraceae
Aster cordifolius L.
common blue heart-leaved aster, common blue wood aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
cordifolius: in Latin means with "heart-shaped leaves"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1/2'-4' tall forb, stems mostly hairless below the inflorescence
Flower: stalked heads 2/3"-3/4" wide with 8-20 blue to purple rays; inflorescence dense, conical, branched clusters
Leaf:thin, stalked, oval, sharply toothed, with deep heart-shaped bases leaf drawing
Habitat: woods, clearings

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Aster cordifolius L. subsp. cordifolius
Aster cordifolius L. var. cordifolius
Aster cordifolius L. var. moratus (Shinners) Shinners
Aster finkii Rydb. var. moratus Shinners
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) G.L.Nesom

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