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Symphyotrichum dumosum var. subulifolium

Symphyotrichum dumosum (L.) G.L. Nesom var. subulifolium (Torr. & A. Gray) G.L. Nesom

Rice Button Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster dumosus var. subulifolius


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , NC , NJ , RI , SC , TX , VA

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-05-17
Research By: CBR

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