Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) Nesom

Locations ofSymphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) Nesom in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) Nesom
Common Name
Panicled Aster, Eastern Lined Aster
Aster simplex Willd.; Aster lanceolatus Willd.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willdenow) Nesom var. lanceolatum
Two vars. - var. lanceolatum and var. latifolium (Semple & Chmielewski) Nesom - have been attributed to Virginia. Var. latifolium is the common southeastern segregate of the species while var. lanceolatum is northern in distribution. These vars. were lumped under a broad species concept in previous hard-copy editions of the Atlas, and Virginia herbarium material generally lacks infraspecific determination. Considerable work will be needed to reliably map them. See also Comment under Symphyotrichum praealtum.
Floodplain forests, alluvial swamps, seepage swamps, fens, riverbanks and stream banks, moist to wet meadows and clearings; occasionally in freshwater tidal marshes and swamps. Frequent to locally common throughout.
Native Status

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