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Symphyotrichum phlogifolium (Muhlenberg ex Willdenow) Nesom. Appalachian Clasping Aster. Phen: Late Aug-mid Oct. Hab: Mesic, nutrient-rich mixed hardwood forests. Dist: NJ and Long Island, NY west to PA, n. OH, and e. IN south to c. VA, c. NC, w. SC, n. GA, and ne. AL, primarily in the Appalachian Mountains and adjacent provinces.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA20, Il, K1, K3, K4, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, Nesom (1994a); = Aster patens Aiton var. phlogifolius (Muhl. ex Willd.) Nees – C, F, G, Oh3, SE1, WV; = Aster phlogifolius Muhl. ex Willd. – S, W, Jones (1983); = Virgulus patens (Aiton) Reveal & Keener var. phlogifolius (Muhl. ex Willd.) Reveal & Keener; < Aster patens Aiton – RAB; < Lasallea patens (Aiton) Semple & Brouillet – Semple & Brouillet (1980a)

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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