Calflora
Taxon  Report   9490    
Symphyotrichum lentum  (Greene) G. L. Nesom
Suisun marsh aster
Symphyotrichum lentum
© 2015 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Symphyotrichum lentum
© 2015 John Doyen
Symphyotrichum lentum
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Symphyotrichum lentum, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Aster lentus
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Symphyotrichum lentum
© 2015 John Doyen
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh, brackish-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aster sonomensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Aster chilensis var. lentus
ICPN + PLANTS: Aster chilensis var. sonomensis
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More information about  Symphyotrichum lentum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYLE2)

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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