Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

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Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
New York aster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Species: S. novi-belgii
Binomial name
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
(L.) G.L.Nesom

Aster johannensis Fernald
Aster novi-belgii L.
Aster brumalis Nees
Aster eminens Willd.
Aster floribundus Willd.
Aster laevigatus Lam.
Aster longifolius Lam.
Aster serotinus Willd.
Aster tardiflorus L.
Sources: IPNI[1] E+M[2]

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii also known as New York aster[3] is the type species for Symphyotrichum, a genus of the family Asteraceae whose species were once considered to be Asters. They are ornamental plants native to Canada and the United States. All of these plants are collectively and popularly known as "Michaelmas daisies".


Eastern Canada: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Northeastern United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Southeastern United States: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Source: GRIN[4]


This is the largest group of Michaelmas daisies, with over 1,000 named cultivars. They are valued for their late summer color in shades of blue, pink and white. They are best planted in an open, sunny position. While extremely tough, they are susceptible to fungal infections, especially if conditions are not ideal. The cultivar 'Fellowship'[5] has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


  1. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  2. ^ Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. "Details for: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii". Euro+Med PlantBase. Freie Universität Berlin. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Symphyotrichum novi-belgii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (2004-05-11). "Taxon: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G.L.Nesom". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Aster novi-belgii 'Fellowship'". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

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