Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Linnaeus) Á. Löve & D. Löve. Starved Aster, Goblet Aster. Phen: Sep-Nov. Hab: Mesic to dry upland forests and woodlands, swamps, wet pine flatwoods, clearings, old fields, roadsides, other disturbed areas. Dist: NB west to MB, south to s. peninsular FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, Fl7, FNA20, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, Pa, SE1, Tn, Va, WH3; = Aster lateriflorus – C, G, GW2, NcTx, Oh3, RAB, SE1, Tx, W; > Aster lateriflorus var. lateriflorus – F, GrPl; > Aster lateriflorus var. pendulus – F; > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. angustifolium – K1, Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. hirsuticaule – Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale – K1, Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum – K1, Nesom (1994b); > Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. spatelliforme – Nesom (1994b)

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