Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aster oblongifolius Nutt. image
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Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Aster oblongifolius Nutt.
aromatic aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
oblongifolius: oblongus for "longer than wide, oblong;" folia for "leaf"
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Status: Native
Plant: weakly erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall forb; stems stiff, brittle, more or less branched; from colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: head 3/4"- 1 1/4" wide with 15-40 blue to purple rays; inflorescence of several to many heads in large clusters at the ends of the branches; blooms Sept.-Oct.
Fruit:dry seed with silky, fluffy pappus
Leaf:stiff, entire, stalkess, usually slightly clasping, narrowly oblong, yellowish to dark green, coarsely hairy
Habitat: full sun; dry; prairies, cliffs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aster kumleinii Fr. ex A.Gray
Aster kumleinii Fr. ex A.Gray f. roseoligulatus Benke
Aster kumleinii Fr. ex A.Gray var. oliganthemos Lunell
Aster oblongifolius Nutt. f. roseoligulatus (Benke) Shinners
Aster oblongifolius Nutt. var. angustatus Shinners
Aster oblongifolius Nutt. var. oblongifolius
Aster oblongifolius Nutt. var. orientis Shinners
Aster oblongifolius Nutt. var. rigidulus A.Gray
Lasallea oblongifolia (Nutt.) Semple & Brouillet
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Nutt.) G.L.Nesom
Virgulus oblongifolius (Nutt.) Reveal & Keener

         
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