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Vick, Albert F. W.
Symphyotrichum prenanthoides (Muhl. ex Willd.) G.L. Nesom
Crookedstem aster, Crooked-stem aster
Synonym(s): Aster prenanthoides
USDA Symbol: SYPR6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Listed as a threatened species in Canada by SARA (Species at Risk Act). Also classified as threatened in the US in the state of Massachusetts and as of special concern in the state of Connecticut. Found along streams draining into Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario,, east to New York and Massachusetts, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to Minnesota and Iowa.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
, WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Loam
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2010-10-16
Research By: TWC Staff