Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Aster sagittifolius Wedem. ex Willd. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Family Asteraceae
Aster sagittifolius Wedem. ex Willd.
arrow-leaved aster
Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
sagittifolius: from the Latin for "arrow" and "leaves"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; stems mostly hairless below the inflorescence
Flower: head 1/2"-3/4" wide with 8-20 pale blue to white rays; inflorescence elongated, conical, crowded, branched cluster; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Leaf:thick, with shallow teeth, lower leaves with heart-shaped bases and long, winged stalks
Habitat: partial sun to shade; dry to moderate moisture; woods, disturbed sites, streambanks; in sandy, loamy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Aster cordifolius L. subsp. sagittifolius (Wedem. ex Willd.) A.G.Jones
Aster cordifolius L. var. sagittifolius (Wedem. ex Willd.) A.G.Jones
Aster hirtellus Lindl. ex DC.
Aster sagittifolius Wedem. ex Willd. f. hirtellus (Lindl. ex DC.) Shinners
Aster sagittifolius Wedem. ex Willd. var. glomerellus Farw.
Aster sagittifolius Wedem. ex Willd. var. urophyllus (Lindl.) E.S.Burgess
Aster urophyllus Lindl.
Aster urophyllus Lindl. var. glomerellus Farw.
Symphyotrichum urophyllum (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom

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