Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene. Stiff-leaved Aster. Phen: Jul-Nov. Hab: Dry pine savannas, longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, prairie-like openings, glades, and barrens, high elevation rock outcrops and glades, to at least 1450 m, dry roadbanks, woodland edges, rocky woodlands. Dist: ME and QC west to WI, south to ne. FL, Panhandle FL, and TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Nesom (2020h); < Aster linariifolius – C, G, GrPl, Oh3, RAB, SE1, W, WV; < Ionactis linariifolia – Ar, Fl7, FNA20, K3, K4, NE, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, Nesom & Leary (1992); < Ionactis linariifolius – Il, Pa, S, orthographic variant