White heath aster, Heath Aster, White Aster, White Prairie Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: SYERE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: On N R.O.W. of Hwy 46, .8 km E of US Hwy 281.
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.
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
Originally identifies as found in Bexar county.