Calflora
Taxon  Report   9487    
Symphyotrichum frondosum  (Nutt.) G. L. Nesom
Short rayed alkali aster
Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Symphyotrichum frondosum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2004 Steve Matson
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Communities: Alkali Sink, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Brachyactis frondosa
PLANTS: Tripolium frondosum
ICPN + PLANTS: Aster frondosus
More information about  Symphyotrichum frondosum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYFR2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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