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Symphyotrichum dumosum (Small White Aster)

Synonyms: Aster coridifolius; Aster dumosus; Aster dumosus var. coridifolius; Aster dumosus var. dodgei; Aster dumosus var. gracilentus; Aster dumosus var. gracilipes; Aster dumosus var. pergracilis; Aster dumosus var. strictior; Aster dumosus var. subulifolius; Aster foliosus; Aster fragilis; Aster gracilipes; Aster sparsiflorus; Leiachenis dumosa; Leiachenis sparsiflorus; Symphyotrichum dumosum var. dodgei; Symphyotrichum dumosum var. gracilipes; Symphyotrichum dumosum var. pergracile; Symphyotrichum dumosum var. strictior; Symphyotrichum dumosum var. subulifolium

Wikipedia Abstract

Symphyotrichum dumosum, common name bushy aster or New York aster, is a plant species long known as Aster dumosus. The genus Aster has been narrowed considerably in scope in recent years due to more information about the diversity in the group. Symphyotrichum dumosum is widespread across the eastern half of the United States from Texas to Florida to Maine to Wisconsin.
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Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Assateague Island National Seashore II 8621 Maryland, United States
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area National Recreation Area V 120283 Kentucky, Tennessee, United States
Bluestone National Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 3517 West Virginia, United States
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area V 7622 Georgia, United States
Chickamauga & Chattanooga Nat'l Military Park National Military Park V 8248 Georgia, Tennessee, United States
Colonial National Historic Park National Historical Park V 9316 Virginia, United States
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   North Carolina, United States
Cumberland Gap National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 24282 Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, United States
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Fort Donelson National Battlefield III 560 Tennessee, United States
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States
Gauley River National Recreation Area V 10157 West Virginia, United States
Georgian Bay Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
Moores Creek National Battlefield III 100 North Carolina, United States
National Capital Region - East National Park   District of Columbia, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Obed Wild and Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 5268 Tennessee, United States
Oconee National Forest Botanical Reserve 306 Georgia, United States  
Petersburg National Battlefield III 3338 Virginia, United States
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Shenandoah National Park II 108221 Virginia, United States
Shiloh National Military Park III 4061 Tennessee, United States
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Tennessee River Gorge   Tennessee, United States
Western Michigan University's Asylum Lake Preserve 274 Michigan, United States



Apis mellifera (honey bee)[3]
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)[3]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[3]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[3]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[3]
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)[3]
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)[3]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[3]
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)[3]
Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch)[3]


Pollinated by 
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[3]


Shelter for 
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[3]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[3]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[3]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[3]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[3]
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)[3]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[3]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[3]
Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)[3]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[3]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[3]
Triatoma sanguisuga (Eastern blood-sucking cone)[3]
Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove)[3]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[3]
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)[3]
Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch)[3]


Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access