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Last updated 10/7/2020 by David Giblin.
Eurybia merita (A. Nelson) G.L. Nesom[FNA20, HC2]
subalpine aster

Publication: Phytologia. 77: 260. 1995.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA20: "Eurybia sibirica has often been confused at its southern range limit with E. merita, from which it differs by its often more low-cespitose habit (versus more erect habit, but smaller individuals may be similar in this respect), usually more serrate leaves (versus subserrate to nearly entire), and subequal, foliaceous, purplish phyllaries (versus unequal, non-foliaceous, purple-margined). At the southern end of its range, near the Canada–United States border, E. sibirica is usually found at higher elevations than its congener, there at its northern limit. Aster sibiricus forma albinus Lepage is merely a color variant of the species and is not recognized here."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Aster meritus A. Nelson
Aster sibiricus L. ssp. meritus (A. Nelson) G.W. Douglas[ILBC1]
Aster sibiricus L. var. meritus (A. Nelson) Raup[HC]