Aster linariifolius L.

  • 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 linariifolius L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants with a short caudex, rarely with creeping rhizomes as well; stems several, wiry, 1–5(–7) dm, finely puberulent, becoming tomentose-puberulent upward; lvs numerous and similar, firm, linear or nearly so, entire, minutely scaberulous, scabrous-ciliate on the margins, nerveless except for the prominent midrib, 1.2–4 cm × 1.2–4 mm, the lowest ones soon deciduous; heads solitary, or more often several in a mostly corymbiform infl; invol 6–9 mm, its bracts strongly imbricate, firm, keeled, greenish upward but scarcely herbaceous, finely scaberulous like the lvs, acute to broadly rounded, the inner ± fringed-ciliate upward and usually purple-margined; rays 10–20, violet (white), broad and showy, 7–12 mm; disk yellow or anthocyanic; achenes copiously long-hairy; pappus double, the inner bristles elongate, firm, and tawny, the outer ca 1 mm or less; 2n=18. Dry ground and open woods, especially in sandy soil; Me. and Que. to n. Fla., w. to Wis., Mo., Ark., and Tex. (Ionactis l.)

  • Common Names

    stiff aster