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Symphyotrichum chilense (Common california aster)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Symphyotrichum chilense

Symphyotrichum chilense (Nees) G.L. Nesom

Common California Aster, Pacific aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: sych4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

The Common California Aster is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae), which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. In this large, worldwide family there are about 920 genera and 19,000 species. Cosmos, Sunflower, Zinnia, Dahlia, and many others are grown as ornamentals; Lettuce, Sunflowers, and Artichokes provide food. Safflower oil is obtained from this family. Ragweed pollen causes hay fever.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Violet
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Symphyotrichum chilense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Symphyotrichum chilense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphyotrichum chilense

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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