Aster oblongifolius Nutt.


Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

"Plants rhizomatous, sometimes also with a short caudex; stem 1–10 dm, rigid, brittle, usually ± branched, glandular upward, commonly also ± hairy or scabrous; lvs firm, entire, sessile and obscurely to evidently auriculate-clasping, narrowly to broadly oblong or lance- oblong, to 8 × 2 cm, scabrous or short-hirsute, or sometimes glabrous except the margins, the lower soon deciduous, those of the branches numerous and reduced, becoming mere spreading bracts; heads several or many, terminating the branches; invol densely glandular, 5–8 mm, its bracts in several series but not much imbricate, firm, with chartaceous base and long, green, loose or spreading, acute or acuminate tip; rays 15–40, blue or purple (rose), 1–1.5 cm; achenes strigose or finely sericeous; 2n=10, 20. Dry, usually open places; Pa. and DC., s. in the mts. to N.C. and n. Ala., w. to N.D., Wyo., and N.M. (A. kumlienii)"

  Bibliography

  • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."

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