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Taxon: Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G. L. Nesom

Genus: Symphyotrichum
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Astereae
Nomen number: 434245
Place of publication: Phytologia 77:284. 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:

  • eastern line aster   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 [as Aster lanceolatus]) – English
  • lance-leaf aster   (Source: Aster Ontario [as Aster lanceolatus]) – English
  • Michaelmas daisy   (Source: F NZeal [as Aster lanceolatus]) – English
  • narrow-leaf Michaelmas daisy   (Source: F GB Ire [as Aster lanceolatus]) – English
  • panicled aster   (Source: Aster Ontario [as Aster lanceolatus]) – English
  • panicled aster   (Source: F GPlains [as Aster hesperius]) – English   [Symphyotrichum lanceolatum subsp. hesperium]
  • panicled aster   (Source: F WVa [as Aster simplex]) – English   [Symphyotrichum lanceolatum subsp. lanceolatum]
  • Siskiyou aster   (Source: F Utah ed2 [as Aster hesperius]) – English   [Symphyotrichum lanceolatum subsp. hesperium]
  • tall white aster   (Source: L New York [as Aster lanceolatus]) – English
  • western line aster   (Source: Intermt F [as Aster hesperius]) – English   [Symphyotrichum lanceolatum subsp. hesperium]
  • western willow aster   (Source: F Alberta [as Aster hesperius]) – English   [Symphyotrichum lanceolatum subsp. hesperium]
  • white-panicle aster   (Source: F Florida [as Aster lanceolatus]) – English
  • Wooten's aster   (Source: L New Mex ) – English   [Symphyotrichum lanceolatum subsp. hesperium]
  • aster lancéolé   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • aster simple   (Source: Aster Ontario [as Aster lanceolatus]) – French

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana [e.], Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, Chihuahua, Sonora

    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Italy; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

    Northern Europe: Norway; Sweden
    Southeastern Europe: Romania


  • Allred, Kelly W. 2008. Flora Neomexicana I: The vascular plants of New Mexico, an annotated checklist to the names of vascular plants with synonymy and bibliography.
  • Chmielewski, J. G. & J. C. Semple. 2001. The biology of Canadian weeds. 113. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) Nesom [Aster lanceolatus Willd.] and S. lateriflorum (L.) Löve & Löve [Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britt.]. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 81:829–849.
  • 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 lanceolatus].
  • Mitchell, R. S., ed. 1986. A checklist of New York state plants. New York State Mus. Bull. 458. [= Aster lanceolatus].
  • Nesom, G. L. 1994. Review of the taxonomy of Aster sensu lato (Asteraceae: Astereae), emphasizing the New World species. Phytologia 77:284.
  • Semple, J. C. et al. 1996. The Asters of Ontario (Compositae: Astereae): Diplactis Raf., Oclemena E. L. Greene, Doellingeria Nees and Aster. [= Aster lanceolatus Willd.].
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. [= Aster lanceolatus].


Check other web resources for Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) 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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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