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Symphyotrichum subspicatum  (Nees) G. L. Nesom
Douglas aster
Symphyotrichum subspicatum is an annual herb that is native to California.
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Genus: Symphyotrichum
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Symphyotrichum subspicatum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYSU4)

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[wikipedia] North America native, Description: Symphyotrichum subspicatum (formerly Aster subspicatus) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae native to western North America. Commonly known as Douglas's aster, it is a perennial, herbaceous plant that may reach 40 to 120 centimeters (1+1?4 to 4 feet) tall. Its flowers have violet ray florets and yellow then reddish disk florets.[3] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/17/2024).