Photos of Symphyotrichum-ontarionis-~-Aster-ontarionis-~-Ontario-aster

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Symphyotrichum ontarionis ~ Aster ontarionis ~ Ontario aster



Symphyotrichum-ontarionis-~-Aster-ontarionis-~-Ontario-aster


Characteristics:

  • FAC

  • Michigan C Value: 6

  • also known as Aster ontarionis and "Lake Ontario aster"

  • white flowers

  • arching stem is similar to A. lateriflorous, but leaf underside is uniformly hairy.

  • underside of leaf hairy/fuzzy across entire surface

  • spreads by elongate, creeping rhizomes (grows in groups)

  • likes openings

  • primarily in riverbottom forests, bottomlands, and floodplains

  • mostly below Michigan's Tension Zone

  • native



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