Digital Herbaria

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides

Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L. Nesom var. ericoides

White heath aster, Heath Aster, White Aster, White Prairie Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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Specimen & Label Data

Aster ericoides

Heath Aster


Location: On N R.O.W. of Hwy 46, .8 km E of US Hwy 281.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Dry, rocky, limestone soil. Full sun.

Description: Stout, erect perennial with rhizomatous root system, 70 cm tall. Single stalk with few lower branches, crowded above w/short, ascending secund branchlets. Lower leaves linear, to 2 cm long, soon withering; upper ones 1x2 mm. Involucres many, hemispheric, 4+ mm broad. Phyllaries to 3 mm. Rays many, white.

County: Comal
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 19, 1990
Specimen number: 401

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0590
Accession Date: Nov 23, 1993
Accession Number: 44

Annotations: SCFRC Originally identifies as found in Bexar county.

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