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Asteraceae - Aster novi-belgii

Observed: 6th October 2013 By: fransjemanfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plants
Asteraceae - Aster novi-belgii 1-001
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fransjeman's picture

I have now another name to

I have now another name to propose, according to a French foro: Aster salignus

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lavateraguy's picture

Aster x salignus (= Aster lanceolatus x Aster novi-belgii) ...

... is (IIRC) the commonest of the North American asters in Britain. The key characters given in Stace are

A. x salignus: Outer phyllaries widest below middle, <= 0.7mm wide, rather neatly appressed to capitulum.

A. novi-belgii: Outer phyllaries widest at or above middle, > 0.7mm wide, with conspicuous leafy distal 1/2 loosely or unevenly appressed to capitulum.