Calflora
Taxon  Report   8989    
Symphyotrichum defoliatum  (Parish) G. L. Nesom
San bernardino aster
Symphyotrichum defoliatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Aster bernardinus
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(227 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Symphyotrichum

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Aster bernardinus
JEF: Aster chilensis var. bernardinus
PLANTS: Aster defoliatus
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More information about  Symphyotrichum defoliatum
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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 23, 2020).