Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Asteraceae
Aster pilosus Willd. var. pringlei (A.Gray) S.F.Blake
awl aster, frost aster, hairy aster, Pringle's aster, white old-field aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
pilosus: pilosus for "soft, hairy"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb; stems usually hairless
Flower: head 1/3"-3/4" wide with white rays; inflorescence very open, loose, widely-branched, leafy clusters; blooms Aug.-Nov.
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:lower leaves usually fall off with age; upper stalkless, linear to lance-like
Habitat: full sun; dry; prairies, disturbed sites; in sandy, gravelly soil
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Synonyms 
Aster ericoides L. var. pringlei A.Gray
Aster faxonii Porter
Aster pilosus Willd. var. demotus S.F.Blake
Aster polyphyllus Willd., non Moench
Aster pringlei (A.Gray) Britton
Symphyotrichum pilosum (Willd.) G.L.Nesom var. pringlei (A.Gray) G.L.Nesom

         
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