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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum

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

Aster lateriflorus

Calico Aster

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusSymphyotrichumFrom Greek symphysis, “borne together or growing together, coalescing,” and trichinos, “hair, a single hair”
Specieslateriflorum

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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Oct 2011.

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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Calico Aster)

9/18/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Calico Aster)

9/18/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

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