Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Solidago x lutescens
Upland aster
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Aster ptarmicoides var. lutescens, Aster lutescens, Oligoneuron x lutescens, Diplopappus lutescens, Aster x lutescens, Unamia lutescens

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta
    • Magnoliopsida

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: adventitious, fibrous

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire, serrate leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; awl-shaped, ovate leaf shape

Inflorescence: head

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, monoecious; complete, regular, irregular; yellow; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat:

ILPIN Notes: Showy aster unusual for the white disk and yellow ray flowers. The yellowish rays may reflect close relationship with certain Solidago species. Occur in certain plants in northwestern part of species range. Disk florets perfect and fertile, ray florets pistillate and fertile. A branched caudex.

Functional Relationships:

  • Pollinators insects (insect)

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers: high

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

  • Food Value:
  • Cover Value:

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 10
  • Chicago Area: 10

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