Symphyotrichum drummondii

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusSymphyotrichum
Species:Symphyotrichum drummondii (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom
Common NameDrummonds Aster
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Purple; Base Flower Color: White; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: head; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 4
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Aster drummondii Aster drummondii Lindl.
Aster drummondii subsp. drummondii Aster drummondii subsp. drummondii
Aster sagittifolius var. drummondii Aster sagittifolius var. drummondii (Lindl.) Shinners

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Carlisle (KY), Crittenden (KY), McCracken (KY), Todd (KY), Woodford (KY), Giles (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, MEM, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1954 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100721545 Ballard Kentucky 05 Nov 2011 Ralph L. Thompson
11-703
EKY
Symphyotrichum drummondii
BEREA009294 Ballard Kentucky
BEREA
Symphyotrichum drummondii
APSC0075773 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Symphyotrichum drummondii
APSC0028046 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Symphyotrichum drummondii
BRIT73913 Marshall Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
BRIT73912 Marshall Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
BRIT73914 Marshall Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
BRIT73908 Maury Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
BRIT73910 Maury Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
MEM012110 Todd Kentucky 05 Sep 1977 Raymond Athey
3634
MEM
Symphyotrichum drummondii
MEM014783 Crittenden Kentucky 24 Oct 1978 Raymond Athey
4303A
MEM
Symphyotrichum drummondii
31234100298759 Todd Kentucky 05 Sep 1976 Raymond Athey
3634
EKY
Symphyotrichum drummondii
31234100298767 Woodford Kentucky 04 Oct 1954 Mary E. Wharton
8806
EKY
Symphyotrichum drummondii
BEREA009295 Ballard Kentucky
BEREA
Symphyotrichum drummondii
APSC0028047 Maury Tennessee 07 Oct 2006 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Symphyotrichum drummondii
APSC0075772 Todd Kentucky
APSC
Symphyotrichum drummondii
BRIT73909 Maury Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
BRIT277818 Maury Tennessee 07 Oct 2006 Dwayne Estes
9564
VDB
Aster drummondii
BRIT73911 Marshall Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
BRIT73907 Maury Tennessee
VDB
Aster drummondii
MEM011063 McCracken Kentucky 28 Sep 1972 Raymond Athey
2177
MEM
Symphyotrichum drummondii
MEM014753 Crittenden Kentucky 24 Oct 1978 Raymond Athey
4303
MEM
Symphyotrichum drummondii
MEM005971 Carlisle Kentucky 21 Sep 1972 Raymond Athey
2151
MEM
Symphyotrichum drummondii
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Symphyotrichum drummondii - Dwayne Estes
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