Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusSymphyotrichum
Species: Symphyotrichum ericoides
Infrapecies:Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G. L. Nesom var. ericoides
Common NameWhite Heath 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; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: ciliate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Pink; 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 8
StatusNative; TN[SH] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

** 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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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 ericoides var. platyphyllus Aster ericoides var. platyphyllus Torr. & A. Gray
Aster ericoides var. prostratus Aster ericoides var. prostratus (Kuntze) S.F.Blake
Aster ericoides var. pusillus Aster ericoides var. pusillus A. Gray
Aster exiguus Aster exiguus (Fernald) Rydb.
Aster hebecladus Aster hebecladus DC.
Aster multiflorus Aster multiflorus Ait.
Aster multiflorus var. exiguus Aster multiflorus var. exiguus Fern.
Aster multiflorus var. prostratus Aster multiflorus var. prostratus Kuntze
Aster polycephalus Aster polycephalus Rydb.
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. prostratum Symphyotrichum ericoides var. prostratum (Kuntze) G.L.Nesom

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides - Dwayne Estes