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Symphyotrichum chilense var. chilense (Pacific aster)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Symphyotrichum chilense var. chilense

Symphyotrichum chilense (Nees) G.L. Nesom var. chilense

Pacific Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster chilensis


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

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



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.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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