Taxon  Report   9487    
Symphyotrichum frondosum  (Nutt.) G. L. Nesom
Short rayed alkali aster
Symphyotrichum frondosum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Aster frondosus

Bloom Period
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Alkali Sink, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Aster frondosus
PLANTS: Brachyactis frondosa
PLANTS: Tripolium frondosum
More information about  Symphyotrichum frondosum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2019).