Symphyotrichum lowrieanum (Porter) Nesom

Locations ofSymphyotrichum lowrieanum (Porter) Nesom in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum (Porter) Nesom
Common Name
Lowrie's Aster, Lowrie's Blue Wood Aster
Aster X lowrieanus Porter
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum (Porter) Nesom
The name Symphyotrichum lowieanum is maintained for convenience for the time being although FNA states that its basionym is referrable to S. cordifolium and is therefore not available as a specific epithet. They refer specimens so named either to S. cordifolium or to S. ×schistosum, the hybrid between S. cordifolium and S. laeve. Not all botanists a convinced!
Mesic to dry-mesic forests, seepage swamps, barrens, and outcrops. Infrequent but widespread in the mountains; very rare in the sw. Piedmont.
Native Status

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