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Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) G.L. Nesom
wavyleaf aster

General Information
Symbol: SYUN
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
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 416. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
ASAS8 Aster asperifolius Burgess
ASCL5 Aster claviger Burgess
ASCO41 Aster corrigiatus Burgess
ASDI10 Aster diversifolius Michx.
ASGR12 Aster gracilescens Burgess
ASLI10 Aster linguiformis Burgess
ASLO12 Aster loriformis (Burgess) Burgess
ASMO12 Aster mohrii Burgess
ASPR11 Aster proteus Burgess
ASSY2 Aster sylvestris Burgess
ASTR15 Aster triangularis (Burgess) Burgess
ASTR16 Aster truellius Burgess
ASUN2 Aster undulatus L.
ASUNA Aster undulatus L. var. asperulus Alph. Wood
ASUND Aster undulatus L. var. diversifolius (Michx.) A. Gray
ASUNL Aster undulatus L. var. loriformis Burgess
ASUNT Aster undulatus L. var. triangularis 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 Symphyotrichum Nees – aster
Species Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) G.L. Nesom – wavyleaf aster

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