Symphyotrichum lowrieanum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusSymphyotrichum
Species:Symphyotrichum lowrieanum (Porter) G. L. Nesom
Common NameHeartleaf Aster; Common Blue Wood Aster; Lowries Blue Wood Aster
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Purple; 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 5
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G3G5Q (Global Rank)
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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
  • Counties - Species Present
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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Anderson (KY), Bell (KY), Boone (KY), Cumberland (KY), Estill (KY), Harlan (KY), Johnson (KY), Laurel (KY), McCreary (KY), Wolfe (KY), Carter (TN), Franklin (TN), Hancock (TN), Polk (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, MDKY, UOS, APSC, EKY, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1955 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100301496 Cumberland Kentucky 04 Oct 1997 Carrie L. Tilton
R. C. Clark; J. B. Beck; T. J. W
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31234100301512 Cumberland Kentucky 05 Oct 1997 James B. Beck
423
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31234100301488 Anderson Kentucky 24 Sep 1955 Mary E. Wharton
9524
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31234100301504 Cumberland Kentucky 04 Oct 1997 Carrie L. Tilton
185
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 30 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21609
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31234100301538 Harlan Kentucky 18 Sep 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1411
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 30 Jul 1988 R.C. Clark
21609
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
ETSU007145 Unicoi Tennessee 28 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 28 Sep 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
MDKY00009969 Johnson Kentucky
MDKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
APSC0074998 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
APSC0115007 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
APSC0074997 Harlan Kentucky 01 Oct 1978 Max Medley
APSC
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
APSC0121652 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
UCHT028497 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
UOS01417 Franklin Tennessee 24 Oct 2007 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
UOS01418 Franklin Tennessee 10 Oct 2006 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
TENN-V-0221219 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31234100772068 Wolfe Kentucky 30 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21609
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31234100278926 Laurel Kentucky 15 Sep 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-815
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31234100301520 Estill Kentucky William Martin
EKY
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
31973000005314 Boone Kentucky 06 Oct 1997 Thieret, John
60445
KNK
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
APSC0121653 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
APSC0115006 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
UCHT037003 Sequatchie Tennessee
UCHT
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
ETSU027329 Carter Tennessee 02 Oct 2018 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
18421
ETSU
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
ETSU013275 Unicoi Tennessee
RF2968
ETSU
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
ETSU027321 Sullivan Tennessee 29 Sep 2018 Frosty Levy, Sollie Walker
18413
ETSU
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
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