Calflora
Taxon  Report   9482    
Symphyotrichum ascendens  (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom
Western aster
Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2010 Mary Winter
Symphyotrichum ascendens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Symphyotrichum ascendens
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Communities: Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aster adscendens
PLANTS: Aster chilensis ssp. adscendens
PLANTS: Aster macounii
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More information about  Symphyotrichum ascendens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYAS3)

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 23, 2019).