Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Symphyotrichum lowrieanum (Porter) Nesom. Smooth Heart-leaved Aster. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Mesic to dry-mesic forests. Dist: MA, NY, and ON, south to w. VA, w. NC, ne. GA, e. TN, and c. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K1, K4, NE, Pa, Va, Nesom (1994a); = Aster lowrieanus – SE1, W; < Aster cordifolius – RAB; < Aster lowrieanus – C, G, Oh3; > Aster lowrieanus – S; > Aster lowrieanus var. lanceolatus – F, WV; > Aster lowrieanus var. lowrieanus – WV; >< Aster lowrieanus var. lowrieanus – F; > Aster plumarius – S; < Symphyotrichum cordifolium – FNA20, K3

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