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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. tenuipes

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve var. tenuipes (Wiegand) G.L. Nesom

Calico Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster acadiensis, Aster lateriflorus var. tenuipes


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 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 , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: ME , MI , NH , NY , VT
Canada: NS , ON , PE , QC

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.

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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