Photos of Symphyotrichum-praealtum-~-willow-aster

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Symphyotrichum praealtum ~ willow aster



  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 6

  • rare

  • Listed in Michigan as Special Concern

  • also known as Aster praealtus and "willow–leaved aster"

  • small, light blue to almost white flowers

  • very late–flowering (last to bloom in Michigan)

  • vaguely like a bushy S. lanceolatus

  • leaves are long, narrow, and not clasping

  • lateral rhizomes

  • slight roundness of stem

  • conspicuous reticulate "net" venation of the undersides of the leaves, similar to Doellingeria umbellata

  • localized; found mostly in moist lakeplain prairies of SE Michigan

  • native

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