Aster lowrieanus Porter

  • 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 lowrieanus Porter

  • Description

    Species Description - Resembling no. 29, [Aster cordifolius L.] but glabrous except for the sometimes puberulent peduncles, the lvs very smooth to the touch, avg narrower and more elongate, the middle and upper ones generally only shallowly cordate or merely subcordate or abruptly narrowed to the commonly conspicuously winged petiole, or even sessile and lanceolate; invol bracts often lacking anthocyanin; 2n=?36. Woods; s. Ont. and s. Que., s. through N.Y., N.J., and Pa. to the mts. of Md., W.Va., Va., N.C., Tenn., and Ga. Perhaps originating by hybridization of nos. 9 [Aster laevis L.] and 29 [Aster cordifolius L.], but now self-perpetuating. Some plants of the shale-barrens of Va. have slender creeping rhizomes and have been distinguished as A. schistosus Steele.

  • Common Names

    smooth heart-leaved aster