Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Symphyotrichum puniceum (Linnaeus) Á. Löve & D. Löve var. puniceum . Purple-stem Aster, Swamp Aster. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Bogs, seeps, ditches, wet meadows. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) and NL (Labrador) west to BC, south to GA, AL, MO, and SD.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K1, K3, K4, NE, Va, Nesom (1994a), Nesom (1997b); = Aster puniceus var. puniceus – G; ? Aster conduplicatus – S; < Aster puniceus – C, GrPl, GW2, Oh3, RAB, S, SE1, W; > Aster puniceus var. compactus – F; > Aster puniceus var. puniceus – F, WV; < Symphyotrichum puniceum – Il, Mi, Pa, Tn

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