Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Aromatic Aster - Aster oblongifolius.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Species: S. oblongifolium
Binomial name
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
(Nutt.) G.L.Nesom

Aster oblongifolius Nutt.

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, the aromatic aster,[1] is a species of Aster native to parts of eastern and central United States. It is found in parts of Kansas,[2]Ohio, northern Illinois, hilly parts of southern Illinois, and on the banks of the Mississippi River and Illinois River,[3] as well as other parts of the central United States, for example, in Missouri and other places including along the Ohio River,[1] from Pennsylvania to Nebraska to Minnesota to Virginia.[4] It is an uncommon herbaceous perennial.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Symphyotrichum oblongifolium". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses - Aromatic aster". Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius)". Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  4. ^ Nathaniel L. Britton, and Addison Brown (1970). An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada, Vol. 3. Dover Publications. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  5. ^ Aster, Shale Barren (January 1983). "Aster Oblongifolius Nutt." (PDF). Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 

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