Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - New England Atser

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems:

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae stem

Leaves:

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Inflorescence:

N/A

Involucre:

Symphiotrychum novae-angliae involucre

Flowers:

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae flowers

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae flowers

Flowering - September - October.

Habitat - Wet meadows, bogs, marshes, thickets, moist soils along streams, low fields.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This showy species is fairly uncommon in Alabama and can be found in a handful of scattered counties. The plant is easy to identify in the field because of its dense, clasping leaves, showy flower heads, and pubescent stems.
The genus name Symphyotrichum derives from the Greek "symphy(o)" meaning "coming together" and "trich(o)" meaning "hair" referring to ?, possibly the anthers of the flowers.
The species epithet novae-angliae is Latin for "New England."

Alabama Distribution:

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae map

Photographs taken off Hwy H, Shannon County, MO., 9-28-03.


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