Taxon  Report   9487 
Symphyotrichum frondosum  (Nutt.) G. L. Nesom
Short rayed alkali aster
Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
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Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2004 Steve Matson
Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Symphyotrichum frondosum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Symphyotrichum frondosum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Alkali Sink, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
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PLANTS: Brachyactis frondosa
PLANTS: Tripolium frondosum
ICPN + PLANTS: Aster frondosus
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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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