smooth blue aster

(Symphyotrichum laeve)

Overview
smooth blue aster (var. laeve)
 

 

 

 

 

 

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  1/31/2014      
         
 
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  
 

 

   
 

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

 
 

Geyer’s aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. geyeri)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. purpuratum)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Aster laevis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

smooth aster

smooth blue aster

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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