Aster turbinellus Lindl.

  • 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 turbinellus Lindl.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems 4–12 dm from a branched caudex, glabrous or ± spreading- hirsute; lvs chiefly cauline, entire, firm, glabrous except for the scabrous-ciliolate margins and sometimes some coarse hairs on the midrib beneath, broadly linear to oblong or lance-elliptic, sessile or subpetiolate, not clasping, 6–10 cm × 8–20 mm, the upper more reduced, those of the often long and wiry branches becoming bract-like; heads usually ± numerous, turbinate, conspicuously long-pedunculate, the peduncles beset with minute, mostly appressed bracts; invol glabrous, 7–12 mm, its bracts obtuse or rounded, multiseriate, the outer narrow and small, passing into those of the peduncles, the inner much broader, shortly green-tipped; rays 15–20, violet, 8–12 mm; achenes strigillose and minutely punctate; pappus tawny-rufescent; 2n=96–100. Mostly in dry, open places and open woods; c. Ill. to La. and e. Kans.

  • Common Names

    prairie aster