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Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve var. puniceum
purplestem aster

General Information
Symbol: SYPUP
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
SYFI5 Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) G.L. Nesom
ASPU5 Aster puniceus L.
ASLU Aster lucidulus (A. Gray) Wiegand
ASCO24 Aster conduplicatus Burgess
ASPUF Aster puniceus L. var. firmus (Nees) Torr. & A. Gray
ASPUC4 Aster puniceus L. var. compactus Fernald
SYPUC Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve var. calderi (B. Boivin) G.L. Nesom
ASPUD Aster puniceus L. var. demissus Lindl.
ASFO8 Aster forwoodii S. Watson
ASPUF2 Aster puniceus L. ssp. firmus (Nees) A.G. Jones
ASPUL4 Aster puniceus L. var. lucidulus A. Gray
ASPUP3 Aster puniceus L. var. perlongus Fernald
ASFI5 Aster firmus Nees
ASCA21 Aster calderi B. Boivin
ASPUC3 Aster puniceus L. var. calvus Shinners
ASPUC2 Aster puniceus L. var. calderi (B. Boivin) Lepage
ASPUO2 Aster puniceus L. var. oligocephalus Fernald


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Symphyotrichum Nees – aster
Species Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve – purplestem aster
Variety Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve var. puniceum – purplestem aster

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
New Jersey
Aster firmus
shining aster
New York
Aster puniceus var. firmus
cornel-leaved aster
Aster firmus
shining aster



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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