Aster tenuifolius L.

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

General Description

"Glabrous perennial 2–7 dm, the stems often zigzag, arising singly from slender creeping rhizomes; lvs few, fleshy, linear or nearly so, 4–15 cm × 1–5(–12) mm, the lower soon deciduous, the upper reduced and often bract-like; heads (solitary) several or many in an open infl, the peduncles subulate-bracteate; invol 6–9 mm, its bracts ± imbricate, firm, chartaceous, sometimes greenish upward but scarcely herbaceous, acuminate to sharply acute, the inner often purple- margined; rays mostly 15–25, blue to pink (whitish), 4–7 mm, sometimes circinately outrolled; 2n=10, 20. Salt-marshes along the coast; Mass. to Fla. and La."


  • 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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