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 and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Aster ascendens
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Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Symphyotrichum

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Aster ascendens
JEF: Aster chilensis ssp. ascendens
PLANTS: Aster adscendens
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More information about  Symphyotrichum ascendens
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYAS3)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria


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: Jul 12, 2020).