Symphyotrichum retroflexum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusSymphyotrichum
Species:Symphyotrichum retroflexum (Lindl. ex DC.) G. L. Nesom
Common NameRigid Whitetop Aster
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GM; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; 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: entire; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Pink; 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
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (State Rank); G3G5 (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
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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

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: Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1952 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100279007 Blount Tennessee 18 Sep 1965 R. Dale Thomas
EKY
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 22 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Carter Tennessee 22 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Carter Tennessee 20 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU007154 Johnson Tennessee 13 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Carter Tennessee 28 Sep 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Carter Tennessee 28 Sep 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU007157 Unicoi Tennessee 14 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Johnson Tennessee 21 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU007156 Unicoi Tennessee 19 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
TENN-V-0222204 Blount Tennessee 27 Sep 1965 R. Dale Thomas
8900
TENN
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025619 Johnson Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Foster Levy, Adam McCullough
DOEM 0248
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU013344 Unicoi Tennessee
RF2988
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU009834 Unicoi Tennessee 09 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 14 Oct 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 16 Sep 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU007155 Johnson Tennessee 13 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU006200 Carter Tennessee 17 Oct 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU007158 Greene Tennessee 15 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU007162 Unicoi Tennessee 27 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 25 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
TENN-V-0222203 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
APSC0056073 Unicoi Tennessee
APSC
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU013345 Sullivan Tennessee
16688
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU009833 Unicoi Tennessee 02 Oct 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU009831 Unicoi Tennessee 20 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU031091 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025621 Johnson Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Foster Levy, Adam McCullough
DOEM 0250
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU009835 Unicoi Tennessee 09 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU034349 Carter Tennessee 01 Sep 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025647 Johnson Tennessee 04 Sep 2013 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0276
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025662 Johnson Tennessee 05 Sep 2013 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0292
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU013342 Unicoi Tennessee
RF2834
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
UCHT007945 Johnson Tennessee 11 Aug 1952 F. H. Barclay
UCHT
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU013343 Unicoi Tennessee
RF2994
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU013346 Carter Tennessee
13635
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU031090 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU009837 Washington Tennessee 02 Oct 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025734 Johnson Tennessee 29 Sep 2013 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0366
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU009836 Unicoi Tennessee 05 Oct 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025661 Johnson Tennessee 05 Sep 2013 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0291
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025657 Johnson Tennessee 05 Sep 2013 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0286
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
ETSU025620 Johnson Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Foster Levy, Adam McCullough
DOEM 0249
ETSU
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
UCHT007944 Monroe Tennessee 18 Sep 1955 R. E. Shanks
UCHT
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
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