Symphyotrichum undulatum

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

Common name: Wavyleaf aster

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Aster undulatus Linnaeus; A. undulatus var. undulatus; A. undulatus var. loriformis E.S. Burgess; A. undulatus var. diversifolius (Michaux) A. Gray; A. asperifolius E.S. Burgess; A. linguiformis E.S. Burgess; A. loriformis (E.S. Burgess) E.S. Burgess; A. mohrii E.S. Burgess; A. claviger E.S. Burgess; A. corrigiatus E.S. Burgess; A. gracilescens E.S. Burgess; A. proteus E.S. Burgess; A. sylvestris E.S. Burgess; A. triangularis (E.S. Burgess) E.S. Burgess; A. truellius E.S. Burgess; A. undulatus; A. undulatus Linnaeus var. asperulus (Torrey & A. Gray) Wood


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




In the Coastal Plain in Florida, S. undulatum can be found in upland oak-hickory woods, limestone glades, and along pine-oak woodlands. [1] Associated species include Pinus, Quercus, and Carya. [1]


It has been observed flowering in January, October and November. [1]

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Wilson Baker, Robert K. Godfrey, Ann F. Johnson. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.