Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum

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Scientific Name Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum (Aster texanus) USDA PLANTS Symbol
SYDRT
Common Name Texas Aster, Drummond's Aster ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30462
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Openings in wooded areas, dry or rocky soils.
Plant: Upright perennial 12 to 32 inches tall, upper portions much-branched.
Leaves: Alternate, becoming weak and crumbly with age; 2 to 5 inches long; lower leaves with stalks; upper leaves much smaller and extending down stem as narrow wings.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads on multiple short stalks, each about 7/8-inch across with 8 to 15 white rays and yellow disk florets.
Reference: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Notes: Typically blooms in September to November; blooming plant found at Mayfield Park in March possibly because of mild winter in 2016.
Texas Status
Native

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