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Taxon: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G. L. Nesom

Genus: Symphyotrichum
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Astereae
Nomen number: 406988
Place of publication: Phytologia 77:287. 1995 ("1994")
Name verified on: 22-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • confused Michaelmas daisy   (Source: F GB Ire [as Aster novi-belgii]) – English
  • Michaelmas daisy   (Source: Dict Gard [as Aster novi-belgii]) – English
  • New York aster   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 [as Aster novi-belgii]) – English
  • aster à feuilles lisses   (Source: Zander Ency [as Aster novi-belgii]) – French
  • aster de New York   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • Glattblatt-Aster   (Source: Zander ed16 [as Aster novi-belgii]) – German
  • Neubelgien-Aster   (Source: Zander ed16 [as Aster novi-belgii]) – German
  • höstaster   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. novi-belgii]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Caucasus: Georgia
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Victoria
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Caribbean: Cuba; Hispaniola

    Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland
    Middle Europe: Netherlands
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia

  • also cultivated


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. [= Aster novi-belgii].
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. [= Aster novi-belgii].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= Aster novi-belgii].
  • Nesom, G. L. 1994. Review of the taxonomy of Aster sensu lato (Asteraceae: Astereae), emphasizing the New World species. Phytologia 77:287.
  • Picton, P. 1999. The gardener's guide to growing Asters. [= Aster novi-belgii].


Check other web resources for Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G. L. Nesom:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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