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Symphyotrichum spathulatum

Symphyotrichum spathulatum (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom

Western Mountain Aster, Western Aster, Mountain Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SYSP

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NT
Native Habitat: Montane meadows, open aspen and coniferous forests. (Webref 3).

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC
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.

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-05-03
Research By: JAM

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