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Symphyotrichum ericoides L.
HEATH ASTER
Aster ericoides; White heath aster

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Andrenidae  Andrena chromotricha @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena hirticincta @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Perdita bruneri @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Pseudopanurgus renimaculatus @ AMNH_BEE (2)
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Lasioglossum imitatum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum pruinosum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum semicaeruleum @ AMNH_BEE (4)

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Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L. Nesom
white heath aster

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General Information
Symbol: SYER
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Symphyotrichum Nees – aster
Species Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L. Nesom – white heath aster

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Symphyotrichum ericoides . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Symphyotrichum ericoides</i>
(L.) G.L. Nesom var. <i>
ericoides </i>
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
white heath aster Distribution of <i>
Symphyotrichum ericoides</i>
(L.) G.L. Nesom var. <i>
pansum</i>
(S.F. Blake) G.L. Nesom
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
manyflowered aster Distribution of <i>
Symphyotrichum ericoides</i>
(L.) G.L. Nesom var. <i>
stricticaule</i>
(Torr. & A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. stricticaule
white heath aster

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22. Symphyotrichum ericoides (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom, Phytologia. 77: 280. 1995.

White heath aster, aster éricoïde

Aster ericoides Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 875. 1753; Lasallea ericoides (Linnaeus) Semple & Brouillet; Virgulus ericoides (Linnaeus) Reveal & Keener

Perennials, 20—80(—100) cm, colonial or cespitose, eglandular; branched rhizomatous, or with ± cormoid, branched, woody caudices. Stems 1—3+, ascending to erect (grayish brown to brown), sparsely to densely hispido-strigose, sometimes glabrescent proximally. Leaves usually all except rameal withered by flowering, (light grayish green) firm apices ± white-spine-tipped (often with clusters of smaller leaves in axils); basal sessile, blades (3-nerved) oblanceolate to oblong or spatulate, 10—50 × 10—25 mm, bases attenuate, margins usually entire, rarely remotely serrate, scabrous, apices rounded to obtuse, faces usually sparsely hairy, often glabrous; proximal cauline sessile, blades (1- or 3-nerved) linear to lanceolate or oblong, 10—40(—60) × 1.5—4(—7) mm, reduced distally, bases cuneate, coarsely ciliate, margins entire, coarsely ciliate, apices acute or obtuse, faces moderately to densely strigose or hirsute; distal sessile, blades oblong-ovate, 10—40 × 1.5—3.5 mm, abruptly reduced distally, bases cuneate, margins entire, apices acute, faces moderately to densely strigose. Heads (1—200+) in paniculiform arrays, branches fastigiate or arrays often pyramidal, racemiform, secund, crowded. Peduncles 0.5—1(—2) cm or subsessile, densely hairy, bracts dense, linear to narrowly lanceolate, usually reflexed, sometime appressed to ascending, 1.5—5(—6) mm, densely hairy, grading into phyllaries. Involucres cylindric to campanulate, 2.5—4.5(—5) mm. Phyllaries in 3—4 series, oblanceolate to ± spatulate, unequal, firm, bases (whitish to tan) ± indurate in proximal 1 / 2 — 2 / 3 , margins hyaline, scabrous proximally, green zones diamond-shaped, in distal 1 / 2 , apices spine-tipped, (outer) spreading to reflexed or squarrose, faces (outer) sparsely to densely hispid, scabroso-hirsute adaxially, (inner) glabrous. Ray florets (8—)10—18(—20); corollas usually white, rarely pink or bluish, laminae 6—12(—20) × 0.7—1.2 mm. Disc florets 6—12(—20); corollas yellow becoming brown, 2.5—4 mm, throats narrowly funnelform, lobes triangular, 0.5—0.6 mm, glabrous. Cypselae deep purple turning brown, obovoid to oblong-obovoid, ± falcate, not compressed, 1.2—2 × 0.4—0.6 mm, 7—9-nerved (faint), faces sericeous or densely strigillose; pappi whitish, 3—4 mm.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): North America, n Mexico.

Symphyotrichum ericoides resembles S. pilosum var. pilosum , which has larger heads, longer rays, and phyllaries that are not spine-tipped, though the revolute margins can make them appear so. Two subspecies and four weakly separated varieties of S. ericoides were recognized by A. G. Jones (1978). Tetraploids of var. ericoides on the eastern prairies can be difficult to distinguish from S. falcatum . A number of aster cultivars are sold under the name "Aster ericoides." These are all derived from European garden plants and are either cultivars of S. dumosum, S. lateriflorum, S. pilosum , or S. racemosum , or hybrids involving one of those species and another taxon. The misapplication of the epithet ericoides dates back to the nineteenth century and has persisted in the horticultural literature.

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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Tufted White Prairie Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
Symphyotrichum ericoides
White Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
Symphyotrichum ericoides
Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides
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Heath Aster
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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
ID: 0000 0000 0506 3219 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
ID: 0000 0000 0506 3220 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Tufted White Prairie Aster
ID: 0000 0000 0311 0562 [detail]
© 2011 Ryan Batten

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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
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© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0239 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0240 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

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