Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Boltonia asteroides
False aster
Taxonomy

Synonyms:

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: adventitious, stolons

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; awl-shaped, linear, oblong leaf shape

Inflorescence: corymb, head

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, monoecious; complete, incomplete, regular, irregular; yellow, blue, violet, white, others; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Low meadows, swales along railroads, borders of ditches and sloughs.

ILPIN Notes: Rays white to pink to purple to blue with disk flowers yellow. Leaves not decurrent. Including: var. recognita (Fern. and Grisc.) Cronq.; B. recognita (Fern. and Grisc.) G.M. Jones; var. latisquama (Gray) Cronq.; B. latisquama Gary; and B. latisquama var. microcephala Fern. and Grisc. Disk flowers perfect and fertile, ray flowers pistillate, often stoloniferous.

Functional Relationships:

  • Pollinators insects (insect)

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers:

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

  • Food Value:
  • Cover Value:

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 5
  • Chicago Area: 9

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