Calflora
Taxon  Report   10402    
Symphyotrichum chilense  (Nees) G. L. Nesom
California aster,  Pacific aster
Symphyotrichum chilense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.
also called Aster chilensis
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Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Symphyotrichum

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Aster chilensis var. medius
JEF: Aster chilensis
JEF: Symphyotrichum chilense var. chilense
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More information about  Symphyotrichum chilense
Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria 2


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2020).