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Symphyotrichum ericoides
heath-leaved aster, tufted white prairie aster
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia and eastern Washington and Montana, south to Utah, Colorado and Nebraska.

Habitat: Open, wet or dry places in the valleys and plains; tolerant of alkali.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Fibrous-rooted perennial from a crown or rhizomes, the stems clustered, 3-20 dm. tall; herbage rough with usually spreading hairs.

Leaves:

Leaves opposite, numerous, firm, linear, often spine-tipped, up to 7 cm. long and 5 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Heads numerous, small, the disk only 4-8 mm. wide, somewhat one-sided on the ascending branches; involucre 4-6 mm. high, its bracts imbricate, the outer with green tips, obtuse or rounded, spine-tipped; rays white, 15-25, 3-8 mm. long.

Fruits:

Achene

Accepted Name:
Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L. Nesom
Publication: Phytologia. 77: 280. 1995.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. pansum – heath-leaved aster, tufted white prairie aster
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Symphyotrichum ericoides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Symphyotrichum ericoides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Symphyotrichum ericoides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Symphyotrichum ericoides photos.

USDA Plants: Symphyotrichum ericoides information.

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