calico aster

(Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
  Midwest

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

12 to 48

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

White ray florets

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
 

 

 
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry to moderate moisture. Forests, streambanks, pastures, roadsides, railroads, disturbed areas. Full to partial sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

August to October

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

3, 7.

 
  1/16/2012      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Asterales (sunflowers, bellflowers, fanflowers, and allies)  
 

Family

Asteraceae (sunflowers, daisies, asters, and allies)  
  Subfamily Asteroideae  
  Supertribe Asterodae  
  Tribe Astereae (asters and allies)  
  Genus Symphyotrichum (aster)  
  Subgenus Symphyotrichum  
  Section Symphyotrichum  
  Species Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (calico aster)  
       
 

This and other asters were formerly place in the genus Aster. That genus was problematic, in that it did not include just one common ancestor with all of its lineal descendants and no others – it was not monophyletic. In 1994, the genus Symphyotrichum was resurrected to include most North American asters formerly in the genus Aster.

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Aster hirsuticaulis

Aster lateriflorus var. hirsuticaulis

Aster lateriflorus var. lateriflorus

Aster vimineus

Solidago lateriflora

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. hirsuticaule

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

calico aster

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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