Calflora
Taxon  Report   10402    
Symphyotrichum chilense  (Nees) G. L. Nesom
California aster,  Pacific aster
Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2013 Arcangelo Wessells
Symphyotrichum chilense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Symphyotrichum chilense
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Aster chilensis
ICPN: Symphyotrichum chilense var. invenustum
ICPN: Symphyotrichum chilense var. medium
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More information about  Symphyotrichum chilense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYCH4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).