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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

Taxonomy Comments: Perhaps originating from hybridization of S. cordifolium and S. laeve.

Synonymy: = K1, K4, NE, NY, Pa, Va, Nesom (1994a); = Aster cordifolius L. ssp. laevigatus Porter; = Aster lowrieanus Porter – SE1, W; < Aster cordifolius L. – RAB; ~ Aster cordifolius L. var. laevigatus (Porter) A.G.Jones; < Aster lowrieanus Porter – C, G, Oh3; > Aster lowrieanus Porter – S; > Aster lowrieanus Porter var. lanceolatus Porter – F, WV; > Aster lowrieanus Porter var. lowrieanus – WV; >< Aster lowrieanus Porter var. lowrieanus – F; > Aster plumarius E.S.Burgess – S; < Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) G.L.Nesom – FNA20, K3

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