Aster oolentangiensis Riddell

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Aster oolentangiensis Riddell

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants with a branched caudex or short rhizome; stems 2–15 dm, scabrous-puberulent to occasionally subglabrous; lvs basally disposed, thick and firm, entire or occasionally shallowly serrate, scabrous-hispid above, the hairs on the lower surface softer, and usually longer and looser; basal and usually also some of the lowest cauline lvs long-petiolate, cordate (usually shallowly so) or subcordate, lanceolate or ovate in outline, 4–13 × 1.2–6 cm, some of the basal ones sometimes smaller and with more tapering base, those above ± abruptly smaller, narrower, and less petiolate, and generally not at all cordate, the upper sessile and lanceolate or linear; infl open-paniculiform, copiously and narrowly bracteate; invol 4.5–8 mm, its bracts well imbricate, obtusish to sharply acute, with a diamond-shaped green tip shorter than the chartaceous base, glabrous except for the often ciliolate margins; rays 10–25, blue (pink), 5–12 mm; achenes glabrous or nearly so; 2n=32. Prairies and dry open woods; w. N.Y. and s. Ont. to Minn. and S.D., s. to w. Tenn., nw. Miss., La., and e. Tex. (A. azureus; A. poaceus)

  • Common Names

    prairie heart-leaved aster