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Symphyotrichum frondosum  (Nutt.) G. L. Nesom
Short rayed alkali aster
Symphyotrichum frondosum is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
also called Aster frondosus
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Genus: Symphyotrichum
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: DERMATITIS Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSAster frondosus
PLANTSBrachyactis frondosa
PLANTSTripolium frondosum
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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/25/2022).