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Eurybia macrophylla (L.) Cass.
bigleaf aster

General Information
Symbol: EUMA27
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
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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
ASMAV Aster macrophyllus L. var. velutinus Burgess
ASNO5 Aster nobilis Burgess
ASMAE Aster macrophyllus L. var. excelsior Burgess
ASMAA Aster macrophyllus L. var. apricensis Burgess
ASIA Aster ianthinus Burgess
ASMAI Aster macrophyllus L. var. ianthinus (Burgess) Fernald
ASMAP2 Aster macrophyllus L. var. pinguifolius Burgess
ASMU6 Aster multiformis Burgess
ASMA2 Aster macrophyllus L.
ASVI14 Aster violaris Burgess
ASRO3 Aster roscidus Burgess
ASMAS Aster macrophyllus L. var. sejunctus Burgess
ASRI5 Aster riciniatus Burgess


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 Eurybia (Cass.) Cass. – aster
Species Eurybia macrophylla (L.) Cass. – bigleaf aster

Subordinate Taxa

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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.
Aster macrophyllus
large-leaved aster
Rhode Island
Aster macrophyllus
large-leaved aster
Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast UPL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover