Taxon  Report   9482 
Symphyotrichum ascendens  (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom
Western aster
Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2010 Mary Winter
Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Symphyotrichum ascendens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Aster adscendens
PLANTS: Aster chilensis ssp. adscendens
PLANTS: Aster macounii
PLANTS: Aster subgriseus
PLANTS: Virgulaster ascendens
ICPN + PLANTS: Aster ascendens
ICPN: Aster chilensis ssp. ascendens
More information about  Symphyotrichum ascendens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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