Photos of Symphyotrichum-dumosum-~-Aster-dumosus-~-bushy-aster

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Symphyotrichum dumosum ~ Aster dumosus ~ bushy aster



Symphyotrichum-dumosum-~-Aster-dumosus-~-bushy-aster


Characteristics:

  • FAC

  • Michigan C Value: 7

  • formerly known as Aster dumosus

  • also known as "rice button aster"

  • rare, localized

  • somewhat like A. pilosus but stalk has series of tiny bractlets

  • hairy stem

  • few hairs on leaves

  • very tiny leaves at top of plant (0.64cm long)

  • moist, interdunal meadows is most common habitat

  • northern limit near Michigan's "Tension Zone"

  • native



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