calico aster

(Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)



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Distribution Map



2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Asteranae  


Asterales (sunflowers, bellflowers, fanflowers, and allies)  


Asteraceae (sunflowers, daisies, asters, and allies)  
  Subfamily Asteroideae  
  Supertribe Asterodae  
  Tribe Astereae (asters and allies)  
  Genus Symphyotrichum (aster)  
  Subgenus Symphyotrichum  
  Section Symphyotrichum  



This and other asters were formerly place in the genus Aster. That genus was problematic, in that it did not include just one common ancestor with all of its lineal descendants and no others – it was not monophyletic. In 1994, the genus Symphyotrichum was resurrected to include most North American asters formerly in the genus Aster.


Subordinate Taxa


calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. angustifolium)

calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. flagellare)

calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale)

calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum)

calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. spatelliforme)

calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. tenuipes)




Aster lateriflorus


Common Names


calico aster

farewell Summer

goblet aster

side-flowering aster

starving aster











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  Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
Andree Reno Sanborn
  Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)  



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  Calico Aster

Published on Oct 20, 2012

Calico Aster ( Aster lateriflorus / Symphyotrichum lateriflorum )

Uncle Steve is fishing in Cabe Lands Access of the Eno River State Park in Orange County, North Carolina.

He observes this beautiful little flowering plant.

Date: 06 OCTOBER 2012

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