Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Aster hesperius A.Gray image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Asteraceae
Aster hesperius A.Gray
Western lined aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
hesperius: Greek for "western" or "evening"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; long, colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: head 1/3"-1" wide with 20-40 blue to white rays; inflorescence long, leafy clusters with many heads
Leaf:only along the stem, usually entire, lance-like
Habitat: moist; low areas
Notes: very similar to A. lanceolatus but with leaves more often entire

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Flora of North America (off site)
Aster hesperius A.Gray var. laetevirens (Greene) Cronquist
Aster hesperius A.Gray var. wootonii Greene
Aster laetevirens Greene
Aster lanceolatus Willd. subsp. hesperius (A.Gray) Semple & Chmiel.
Aster osterhoutii Rydb.
Aster wootonii (Greene) Greene
Symphyotrichum hesperium (A.Gray) A.Löve & D.Löve
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L.Nesom subsp. hesperium (A.Gray) G.L.Nesom
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L.Nesom subsp. hesperium (A.Gray) G.L.Nesom var. hesperium
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L.Nesom var. hesperium (A.Gray) G.L.Nesom

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