Symphyotrichum drummondii (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom var. texanum (Burgess) G.L. Nesom
Drummond's aster, Texas aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)USDA Symbol: SYDRT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Aster drummondii ssp. texanus
Location: Intersection of Salado Creek and Austin Hwy, w side of creek, San Antonio.
Habitat: Deep alluvial soil/rocks. Sometimes flooded. Many in vicinity.
Description: Robust, much branched annual, 7 dm tall. Leaves linear-subulate, a few to 5 cm long x 2 mm wide, most much smaller. Upper branches densely flowered, involucres turbinate. Phyllaries linear, pale w/darker midrib. Ligules longer than disk florets, white tinged to lavender.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 12, 1994
Specimen number: 704
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0993
Accession Date: Jan 24, 1995
Accession Number: 78 Annotations: SCFRB (In flower and fruit)