Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Boltonia asteroides (L.) L'Hér. var. recognita (Fernald & Griscom) Cronquist image
Photographer: Robert Bierman           

Botanical Illustration
Family Asteraceae
Boltonia asteroides (L.) L'Hér. var. recognita (Fernald & Griscom) Cronquist
false aster, white doll's-daisy
Boltonia: for James Bolton, English botanist of the 18th century
asteroides: resembling the aster
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 2'-4' tall forb
Flower: disk up to 1/3" wide, many white to pink rays 1/3" - 1/2" long, bracts (phyllaries) usually linear; inflorescence with up to 25 heads in branched, roundish-topped clusters; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed with a winged margin
Leaf:widely linear to lance-like, getting smaller toward the top
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to wet; in sandy, loamy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Boltonia latisquama A.Gray var. microcephala Fernald & Griscom
Boltonia latisquama A.Gray var. occidentalis A.Gray
Boltonia latisquama A.Gray var. recognita Fernald & Griscom
Boltonia recognita (Fernald & Griscom) G.N.Jones

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