Symphyotrichum retroflexum

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Symphyotrichum retroflexum


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. Symphyotrichum
Sectio: S. sect. Symphyotrichum
Species: Symphyotrichum retroflexum


Symphyotrichum retroflexum (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom, Phytologia 77(3): 291 (1995)


  • Basionym
    • Aster retroflexus Lindl., Prodr. 5: 244 (1836)
  • Heterotypic
    • Aster curtisii Torr. & A.Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 110 (1841)


Native distribution areas:
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Introduced into:
      • China Southeast

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: rigid whitetop aster
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