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Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum
Symphyotrichum drummondii (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom var. texanum (Burgess) G.L. Nesom
Drummond's aster, Texas aster
Synonym(s): Aster drummondii ssp. parviceps, Aster drummondii ssp. texanus, Aster drummondii var. parviceps, Aster drummondii var. texanus, Aster texanus, Aster texanus var. parviceps, Symphyotrichum drummondii var. parviceps
USDA Symbol: SYDRT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The species name of this plant is named for Thomas Drummond, (ca. 1790-1835), naturalist, born in Scotland, around 1790. In 1830 he made a trip to America to collect specimens from the western and southern United States. In March, 1833, he arrived at Velasco, Texas to begin his collecting work in that area. He spent twenty-one months working the area between Galveston Island and the Edwards Plateau, especially along the Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. His collections were the first made in Texas that were extensively distributed among the museums and scientific institutions of the world. He collected 750 species of plants and 150 specimens of birds. Drummond had hoped to make a complete botanical survey of Texas, but he died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835, while making a collecting tour of that island.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: May rarely bloom in Spring.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0993
Collected Oct 12, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0101
Collected Nov. 10, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0977
Collected Oct 30, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-623
Collected 2007-10-30 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2012-10-18
Research By: TWC Staff