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Last updated 12/4/2008 by David Giblin.
Symphyotrichum ×amethystinum (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom[FNA20, HC2]
amethyst aster

Publication: Phytologia. 77: 294. 1995.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: Not at WTU; WS?

Notes: FNA20: "Symphyotrichum ×amethystinum is the F 1 hybrid between S. ericoides and S. novae-angliae, encountered sometimes throughout the area where the two parental species co-occur. It is morphologically intermediate; it has non-spiny, sparsely stipitate-glandular phyllaries and rose-violet rays in mid-sized heads. Forma leucerythros Bemis and forma leucos Bemis have been described within this hybrid and may represent recombinants or normal population color variants."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Aster amethystinus Nutt.