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Last updated 2/27/2013 by David Giblin.
Symphyotrichum ascendens (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom[FNA20, HC2]
intermountain aster, long-leaved aster, western aster

Publication: Phytologia. 77: 276. 1995.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Aster adscendens orth. error in Abrams

FNA20: "Symphyotrichum ascendens is widely distributed in the Great Basin. It is an allopolyploid derived from the hybrid between S. spathulatum (x = 8) and S. falcatum (x = 5). Chromosome numbers differ markedly in their geographic distribution, 2n = 26 prevailing in the southwestern part of the range, and 2n = 52 in the northeastern part (G. A. Allen 1985) Backcrosses to both parental species or hybrids with related taxa are sometimes seen where the ranges overlap."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Aster adscendens Lindl.
Aster ascendens Lindl.
Aster chilensis Nees ssp. adscendens (Lindl.) Cronquist[HC]