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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

Taxonomy Comments: Unresolved material from Grayson County, VA, mafic seeps.

Synonymy: = FNA20, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Va, Nesom (1994a), Nesom (1997b); = Aster puniceus L. var. puniceus – G; ? Aster conduplicatus E.S.Burgess – S; < Aster puniceus L. – C, GrPl, GW2, Oh3, RAB, S, SE1, Tat, W; > Aster puniceus L. var. compactus Fernald – F; > Aster puniceus L. var. oligocephalus Fernald – F; > Aster puniceus L. var. puniceus – F, WV; < Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve – Il, Mi, Pa, Tn

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (name change)
  • Great Plains: OBL (name change)
  • Midwest: OBL (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (name change)

Heliophily: 7

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