Taxon  Report   10402 
Symphyotrichum chilense  (Nees) G.L. Nesom
California aster,  Pacific aster
Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Symphyotrichum chilense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2009 Jorg Fleige
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Aster chilensis
TJM2: Symphyotrichum chilense var. invenustum
TJM2: Symphyotrichum chilense var. medium
More information about  Symphyotrichum chilense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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: Mar 21, 2018).

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