Symphyotrichum cordifolium

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Symphyotrichum cordifolium
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Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Species: S. cordifolium
Binomial name
Symphyotrichum cordifolium
(L.) G.L. Nesom
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Natural range of Symphyotrichum cordifolium from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Common blue wood aster, Heart-leaved aster

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Aster cordifolius Linnaeus; A. cordifolius var. cordifolius; A. cordifolius var. polycephalus Porter; A. cordifolius var. racemiflorus Fernald; Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G.L. Nesom var. cordifolium; S. cordifolium (Linnaeus) G.L. Nesom var. polycephalum (Porter) G.L. Nesom; S. cordifolium (Linnaeus) G.L. Nesom var. racemiflorum (Fernald) G.L. Nesom


A description of Symphyotrichum cordifolium is provided in The Flora of North America.



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