Symphyotrichum pratense

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Symphyotrichum pratense
Symphyotrichum pratense


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Subtribus: Symphyotrichinae
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Subgenus: S. subg. Virgulus
Sectio: S. sect. Concolores
Species: Symphyotrichum pratense


Symphyotrichum pratense (Raf.) G.L.Nesom


  • Homotypic
    • Aster pratensis Raf. in Fl. Ludov.: 67 (1817)
    • Lasallea sericea subsp. pratensis (Raf.) Semple & Brouillet in Amer. J. Bot. 67: 1022 (1980)
    • Virgulus pratensis (Raf.) Reveal & Keener in Taxon 30: 649 (1981)
  • Heterotypic
    • Aster ciliatus Nutt. in Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 7: 295 (1840), nom. illeg.
    • Aster phyllolepis Torr. & A.Gray in Fl. N. Amer. 2: 113 (1841)
    • Aster sericeus var. microphyllus DC. in Prodr. 5: 233 (1836)
    • Lasallea phyllolepis Greene in Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 1: 5 (1903)
    • Symphyotrichum sericeum var. microphyllum (DC.) Wunderlin & B.F.Hansen in Novon 11: 367 (2001)


Native distribution areas:
Symphyotrichum pratense
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: barrens silky aster
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