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Symphyotrichum boreale (Northern bog aster)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Symphyotrichum boreale

Symphyotrichum boreale (Torr. & A. Gray) Á. Löve & D. Löve

Northern Bog Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster borealis, Aster franklinianus, Aster junceus, Aster junciformis, Aster laxifolius var. borealis

USDA Symbol: SYBO2

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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