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White Prairie Aster - Symphyotrichum falcatum
Other Names:  Aster falcatus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Perennial from rhizomes or a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 15–70 cm. Herbage curly-puberulent. Leaves cauline, linear, sessile or subsessile, entire, 2–5 cm long, the lowest deciduous. Inflorescence open, leafy-paniculate with numerous heads; peduncles puberulent. Involucre campanulate, 5–8 mm high; phyllaries spreading, linear-oblanceolate, mucronate, short-hispid, green and recurved above, white below. Rays 20 to 35, white; ligules 4–7 mm long. Disk flowers 25–40, yellow; corollas 3–5 mm long. Achenes obconic, 2–3 mm long, brown, strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to MB south to AZ, TX and IA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 58

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Habitat
Grasslands, dry meadows; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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