Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Symphyotrichum subspicatum (Douglas Aster)

 

Kingdom

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 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

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  Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

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  Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

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  Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

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  Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

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  Asteridae

Order

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  Asterales

Family

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  Asteraceae Aster family

Genus

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  Symphyotrichum Nees aster

Species

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  Symphyotrichum subspicatum (Nees) G.L. Nesom Douglas aster

A handsome perennial to about 2' tall, the Douglas Aster is found throughout the northwest and is most prevalent west of the Cascades (USDA zones 5-9)

It is very common in coastal Alaska and northern BC.

It grows in meadows, forest clearings, on beaches and in both salt- and freshwater wetlands.

Nice purple flowers are " from multiple, hairy stems and bloom in late summer.

They attract butterflies and bees.

 
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