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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom

eastern aromatic aster, aromatic aster, shale-barren aster

Synonym(s): Aster kumleinii, Aster oblongifolius, Aster oblongifolius var. angustatus, Aster oblongifolius var. orientis, Aster oblongifolius var. rigidulus, Lasallea oblongifolia
Cultivar(s): Fanny, October Skies, Raydon's Favorite
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Eastern Aromatic Aster)
Image ID: 19731
Image by: Dakar, Jacob
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SYOB
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-02-25

CULTIVAR INDEX

Cult_id Cultivar_name Action
1095 Fanny View
163 October Skies View
4 Raydon's Favorite View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SYMPH4
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Symphyotrichum
GENUS AUTHORITY: Nees
GENUS COMMON: Aster
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 90 species, of the Americas and e. Asia, most diverse in our area.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Brouillet et al. FNA (2006b); Brouillet & Semple (1981); Cronquist (1980)=SE; Jones (1980a, 1980b, 1984); Jones & Young (1983); R. Jones (1983)=Z; R. Jones (1992); Lamboy (1987, 1992)=Y; Nesom (1994)=X; Nesom (2005b)=V; Nesom (1993a, 1993b, 1994, 1997); Campbell & Seymour (2014)=J; Noyes & Rieseberg (1999); Semple & Brouillet (1980a, 1980b); Semple, Chmielewski, & Lane (1989); Semple, Heard, & Xiang (1996); Sundberg (2004)=Q; Reveal & Keener (1981); Warners & Laughlin (1999); Xiang & Semple (1996). Key to subgenus Astropolium based on Nesom (2005b).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: ASTERA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Asteraceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792
FAMILY COMMON: Aster Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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FLOWERS:
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 3 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Basal
LEAF COMPLEXITY:
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: Late Sep-Oct
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x

BLOOM COLOR: Light purple flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
x x

FRUITING PERIOD:

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: eastern & central United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: One of our finest native asters, aromatic American-aster has a densely mounded form. In October, each plant is profusely covered with light purple flowers that have bright yellow centers. One loveable characteristic of this plant is its ability to tolerate less than ideal planting conditions including lean soils and dry sites. Its late bloom time also helps to extend the garden’s beauty and provide resources for fall pollinators.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 8
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
6577 1996-0210 View
8632 2006-0222 2006-08-25 View
8828 2007-0103 2007-05-30 View
8829 2007-0104 2007-05-30 View
8830 2007-0105 2007-05-30 View
8831 2007-0106 2007-05-30 View
8840 2007-0115 2007-05-30 View
9263 2019-0022 2019-12-02 0 View
9264 2019-0023 2019-12-02 1972 View
9517 2021-0154 2022-08-23 0 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
1972 HORT 0000-00-00 Wenck View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
9290 6577 142 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
11827 8632 139 NCBG staff 2002-01-01 View
11828 8632 205 NCBG staff 2005-04-01 View
12236 8829 44 Liloia 2011-05-10 View
12389 9263 139 Wenck 2019-11-18 View
12390 9264 140 Wenck 2019-11-18 View
13209 9517 38 Wait 2021-11-23 View
13212 9517 228 Wait 2021-11-23 View
13213 9517 229 Wait 2021-11-23 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SYOB
USDA Common Name: Aromatic Aster
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CO, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, WY)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

2018 Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species of North Carolina

NHP IDS RANKROUNDED S RANKG RANKROUNDED G RANKSTATE STATUSFEDERAL STATUS
21585 S1 S1 G5 G5 T

This information is derived from the 2018 North Carolina Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species.

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
COMMON NAME: Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, Il, K, Pa, Va, X; = A. oblongifolius - C, F, RAB, S, W; > Aster oblongifolius Nuttall var. angustatus Shinners - G, SE; > A. oblongifolius var. orientis Shinners - WV; = Virgulus oblongifolius (Nuttall) Reveal & Keener]
PHENOLOGY: Late Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Rock outcrops and dry woodlands over limestone, calcareous shale.
COMMENTS: NY, WI, MN, and MT, south to sc. VA, w. NC, nc. AL, n. MS, TX, and NM.
RANGE MAP: Symphyotrichum oblongifolium.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Symphyotrichum Nees (Aster)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 90 species, of the Americas and e. Asia, most diverse in our area.
REFERENCE: Brouillet et al. FNA (2006b); Brouillet & Semple (1981); Cronquist (1980)=SE; Jones (1980a, 1980b, 1984); Jones & Young (1983); R. Jones (1983)=Z; R. Jones (1992); Lamboy (1987, 1992)=Y; Nesom (1994)=X; Nesom (2005b)=V; Nesom (1993a, 1993b, 1994, 1997); Campbell & Seymour (2014)=J; Noyes & Rieseberg (1999); Semple & Brouillet (1980a, 1980b); Semple, Chmielewski, & Lane (1989); Semple, Heard, & Xiang (1996); Sundberg (2004)=Q; Reveal & Keener (1981); Warners & Laughlin (1999); Xiang & Semple (1996). Key to subgenus Astropolium based on Nesom (2005b).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Symphyotrichum oblongifolium in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Symphyotrichum oblongifolium in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Symphyotrichum oblongifolium in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Symphyotrichum oblongifolium in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Symphyotrichum oblongifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

IMAGE USE RECORDS

ID IMAGE: 19731 - Primary Image FloraQuest Plant Detail Page (Landscape Preferred)
ID IMAGE1: 2770 - Primary Image WOTAS
ID IMAGE2: 8187 - Secondary Image WOTAS
ID IMAGE3: 19731 - Primary Image Plant Sale Sign (Landscape Only)
ID IMAGE4: 0 - Primary Image New Plant Sale Label (Portrait Only)

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