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Last updated 12/27/2007 by David Giblin.
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G.L. Nesom[FNA20, HC2]
New England aster

Publication: Phytologia. 77: 287. 1995.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA20: "Symphyotrichum novae-angliae is escaped from cultivation and introduced in Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and has been reported as an ephemeral escape in British Columbia. It possibly escaped from cultivation elsewhere. The Michaelmas daisy is widely sold in the horticultural trade, where cultivars have been developed. Forms have been described that correspond to color genetic variants within natural populations {Aster novae-angliae forma roseus (Desfontaines) Britton; A. novae-angliae forma geneseensis House}; they are not recognized here.

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae resembles Canadanthus modestus, but the ranges of the two do not overlap, and the latter has sparsely hairy cypselae with dark ribs. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae hybridizes with S. ericoides, forming the F 1 intersectional hybrid S. ×amethystinum."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Aster novae-angliae L.[HC]