Aster tataricus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusAster
Species:Aster tataricus L. f.
Common NameTatarian 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: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: subpetiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; 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: corymb/cyme/umbel; 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 N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (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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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 tataricus var. tataricus Aster tataricus var. tataricus

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: Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Carter (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Grundy (TN), Knox (TN), Morgan (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, ETSU, KNK, TENN, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 1996

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU007975 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Aster tataricus
31973000005386 Campbell Kentucky 27 Sep 1980 Thieret, John
52456
KNK
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220041 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220044 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220038 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220042 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220037 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220040 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
APSC0067590 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Aster tataricus
APSC0074617 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Aster tataricus
BRIT89694 Tennessee
VDB
Aster tataricus
BRIT89698 Tennessee
VDB
Aster tataricus
BRIT89695 Tennessee
VDB
Aster tataricus
BRIT89697 Tennessee
VDB
Aster tataricus
31973000005387 Campbell Kentucky 27 Sep 1980 Thieret, John
52456
KNK
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220043 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
TENN-V-0220039 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aster tataricus
UOS00676 Coffee Tennessee 01 Oct 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Aster tataricus
BRIT89696 Tennessee
VDB
Aster tataricus
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