Aster ericoides L.
  • Sp. Pl.


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

General Description

"Plants 3–10 dm, hairy (the hairs appressed or spreading), colonial by long creeping rhizomes, the stems arising singly; lvs numerous, linear, sessile, to 6 cm × 7 mm, the lower and often also the middle ones soon deciduous, those of the branches reduced and divaricate; heads numerous, small, commonly somewhat secund on the divergent or recurved branches; invol 3–5 mm, its bracts ± strongly imbricate, the outer obtuse or acutish, spinulose-mucronate, and ± squarrose, some of or all the bracts coarsely ciliolate-margined, and usually also short-hairy on the back; rays 8–20, white (blue or pink), 3–6 mm; disk-fls 4–15(–20); achenes sericeous-strigose; 2n=10, 20, 30. Dry, open places; s. Me. to se. Man., s. to Del., n. Va., Tenn., s. Ill., Ark., Tex., n. Mex., and se. Ariz. The closely allied, more northwestern sp. A. pansus (S. F. Blake) Cronquist, with the stems clustered on a caudex or very short rhizome, may be sought in nw. Minn."

  Bibliography

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

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