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Purplestem Aster

Symphyotrichum puniceum (L.) A. Löve & D. Löve

Symphyotrichum puniceum (Purplestem Aster) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to North America, Saint-Pierre Et Miquelon, The Americas, Eastern North America, The Contiguous United States, and Canada. They have simple, broad leaves and achene. Flowers are visited by Leonard's skipper, Monarch, Vanessa virginiensis, and Tricolored Bumble Bee. Individuals can grow to 2.5 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of purplestem aster. View this species on GBIF