Calflora
Taxon  Report   9482    
Symphyotrichum ascendens  (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom
Western aster
Symphyotrichum ascendens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Aster ascendens
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Bloom Period
Family: Asteraceae  
Genus: Symphyotrichum

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands:
Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAster adscendens
JEF + PLANTSAster ascendens
PLANTSAster chilensis ssp. adscendens
JEFAster chilensis ssp. ascendens
PLANTSAster macounii
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More information about  Symphyotrichum ascendens
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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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/19/2021).