Photos of Symphyotrichum-lanceolatum-~-panicled-aster

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Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ~ panicled aster



Symphyotrichum-lanceolatum-~-panicled-aster


Characteristics:

  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 2

  • also known as Aster simplex and Aster lanceolatus

  • no hairs (smooth) on leaf mid–vein and sides of leaves

  • hairs in lines or absent from stem

  • leaves narrow, slender, smooth

  • central axis straight upright

  • numerous small heads on long peduncles

  • flowers almost always white in Lower Peninsula

  • central disk up to 2.54cm wide

  • yellow central disk, then brownish at maturity

  • rhizome (colonial, but highly variable)

  • long, slender creeping rhizomes (no rosettes for next year)

  • 1.82m high

  • tallest of its group

  • taller and more slender than S. laterifloris

  • often shade intolerant

  • commonest white aster of roadside wetlands in Michigan

  • native



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