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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Linnaeus) Á. Löve & D. Löve. Starved Aster, Goblet Aster. Phen: Sep-Nov. Hab: Mesic to dry upland forests and woodlands, swamps, wet pine flatwoods, clearings, old fields, roadsides, other disturbed areas. Dist: NB west to MB, south to s. peninsular FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Many infrataxa have been recognized in the past, and warrant modern study.

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl7, FNA20, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, SE1, Tn, Va, WH3; = Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton – C, G, GW2, NcTx, Oh3, SE1, Tx, W; < Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton – RAB; > Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton var. hirsuticaulis (Lindl. ex DC.) Porter; > Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton var. horizontalis (Desf.) Farw.; > Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton var. lateriflorus – F, GrPl, Tat; > Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton var. pendulus (Aiton) E.S.Burgess – F, Tat; > Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton var. tenuipes Wiegand – F; > Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton var. thyrsoideus (A.Gray) E.Sheld. – Tat; > Aster spatelliformis E.S.Burgess; > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve var. angustifolium (Wiegand) G.L.Nesom – K1, Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve var. hirsuticaule (Lindl. ex DC.) G.L.Nesom – Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve var. horizontale (Desf.) G.L.Nesom – K1, Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve var. lateriflorum – K1, Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve var. spatelliforme (E.S.Burgess) G.L.Nesom – Nesom (1994b)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily ?: 5

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