Symphyotrichum praealtum (Poir.) G. L. Nesom
Common Name: WILLOW ASTER
Synonym: Aster praealtus
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: SC
Symphyotrichum praealtum leaf veining R. Gamble leaf veining

Aster praealtus of Michigan Flora.

Moist fields (including recent clearings) and prairies.

The conspicuous reticulate venation of the undersides of the leaves suggests Doellingeria umbellata, but that has much broader leaves. In S. praealtum the leaves are small, narrow, and crowded.

Locations

Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=491.