Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
Common Name:Heartleaf Aster; Blue Wood Aster
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:SYCO4
Plant Notes:Heartleaf Aster is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It occurs throughout most of Alabama except for the southernmost counties. Heartleaf Aster occurs in mesic hardwood forests, ravines, along creeks, and in prairies. It is a perennial from a branched rhizome. The stems are from one to three feet in height. They are usually reddish-purple in color and smooth. The leaves are heart shaped with a toothed margin. The flowers are produced in heads. The ray flowers range from sky blue through pale lavender, to almost white. The disc flowers are yellow turning to purple. Flowering occurs from October through December. Heartleaf Aster is easily cultivated in moist organic-rich soil in full or partial shade. It can be planted in a perennial bed or along a woodland path. This is a good species for beds located around trees where few other flowering plants will thrive. Heartleaf Aster is often available as plants from wildflower nurseries, and several selections are available including: Sweet lavender, Chieftain, Avondale, and the Little Carlow hybrids.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Symphyotrichum
Species Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom - Heartleaf Aster; Blue Wood Aster

Citation

Citation Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom, Phytologia 77: 278. 1995.
Basionym: Aster cordifolius Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 875. 1753.
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedemeyer ex Willdenow) G. L. Nesom, Phytologia 77: 291. 1995 ("1994").   
Aster cordifolius ssp. sagittifolius    
Aster cordifolius var. furbishiae    
Aster cordifolius var. incisus    
Aster cordifolius var. lanceolatus    
Aster cordifolius var. moratus    
Aster cordifolius var. sagittifolius    
Aster finkii var. moratus    
Aster lowrieanus var. incisus    
Aster lowrieanus var. lanceolatus    
Aster plumarius    
Aster sagittifolius Aster sagittifolius Wedemeyer ex Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 3: 2035. 1803.   
Aster cordifolius    
Aster cordifolius var. polycephalus    
Aster cordifolius var. racemiflorus    
Symphyotrichum cordifolium var. furbishiae    
Symphyotrichum cordifolium var. lanceolatum    
Symphyotrichum cordifolium var. moratum    
Symphyotrichum cordifolium var. polycephalum    
Symphyotrichum cordifolium var. racemiflorum    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clarke, Conecuh, Coosa, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Escambia, Franklin, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Pike, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000001413 Crenshaw 11 Oct 1998 Alvin R. Diamond
11463
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
AUA000008062 Bibb 20 SEP 1976 SESSLER, ANN H.
784
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UWAL0009402 Crenshaw 19 Oct 2008 A.R. Diamond
20323
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
UWAL0009404 Lauderdale 17 Oct 2009 Megan Young
8
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
AUA000008065 Clarke 23 SEP 1973 BEDWELL, C. R.
103
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00066583 Henry 25 Oct 1998 John R. MacDonald
12405
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
TROY000035650 Butler 03 Oct 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23466
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
TROY000029515 Montgomery 08 Oct 2009 Alvin R. Diamond
21020
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
AUA000008085 Wilcox 2 OCT 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1352
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00045038 Lowndes 3 Oct 1982 S. C. Gunn
1361
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
UWAL0016251 Coosa 11 Oct 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24641
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G.L. Nesom
AUA000008074 Jefferson 25 SEP 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1894
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
AUA000008073 Jefferson 21 OCT 1972 PATRICK D. HAGAN
163
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
AUA000008067 Crenshaw 29 OCT 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10088
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
AUA000008063 Blount 13 OCT 1969 KRAL, ROBERT
37856
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
JSU123343 Marshall 15 Jun 1992 D. D. Spaulding
2054
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
UNA00027705 Lauderdale _ Sep 1894 M. C. Wilson
s.n.
UNA
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
UNA00027724 Calhoun 19 Sep 1892 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
AUA000008066 Conecuh 9 NOV 1985 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
1855
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
AUA000008078 Lowndes 3 OCT 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1361
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00045034 Autauga 7 Sep 1982 S. C. Gunn
1183
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
TROY000030417 Lauderdale 17 Oct 2009 Megan Young
8
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
UWAL0011506 Butler 03 Oct 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23466
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
AUA000008082 Shelby 25 SEP 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1873
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UWAL0015323 Blount 17 Oct 2010 Brian R. Keener
6232
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
UWAL0005455 Lowndes 16 May 1982 S.C. Gunn
619
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
AUA000008071 Henry 10 OCT 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5570
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00027703 Lauderdale _ Sep 1892 M. C. Wilson
s.n.
UNA
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
UWAL0016159 Pike 15 Oct 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24669
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G.L. Nesom
UWAL0009403 DeKalb 26 Oct 2008 Brian R. Keener
5022
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
AUA000008072 Jackson 20 SEP 1991 GUNN, SCOTT C.
2099
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00045035 Wilcox 30 Oct 1982 S. C. Gunn
1400
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
JSU123280 Madison 15 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6943
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
AUA000008083 Tallapoosa 10 OCT 1972 ALLEN, J. D.
093
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00044897 Lawrence 16 Oct 1949 A. M. Harvill, Jr.
5848
UNA
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom var. cordifolium
AUA000008077 Lee 26 SEP 1969 MOORE, HAROLD D.
707-69
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
JSU123278 Lawrence 17 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6398
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
UNA00058921 Blount 23 Oct 1999 R. Kral
88982
UNA
Aster cordifolius L.
UNA00027706 Cullman 20 Aug 1886 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom var. polycephalum (Porter) Nesom
AUA000008064 Blount 25 OCT 1987 FREEMAN, JOHN D.
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
AUA000008084 Wilcox 30 OCT 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1400
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
JSU123341 Madison 15 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6943
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
AUA000008079 Macon 15 OCT 1976 SESSLER, ANN H.
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00054460 Blount 19 Sep 1998 Brian R. Keener
1645
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
TROY000020880 Crenshaw 19 Oct 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20323
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
TROY000042674 Escambia 11 Jun 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26460
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
TROY000001414 Dale 07 Nov 1998 Hannelore Rundell
630
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
AUA000008061 Autauga 14 JUN 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
693
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00044895 Franklin 7 Oct 1940 Roland M. Harper
3818
UNA
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom var. cordifolium
TROY000016277 Butler 12 Oct 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18539
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
AUA000008081 Shelby 16 SEP 1976 SESSLER, ANN H.
663
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
TROY000038953 Coosa 11 Oct 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24641
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
TROY000001415 Pike 19 Nov 1999 James A. Hall
88
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
UWAL0011388 Montgomery 10 Oct 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23502
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
JSU139289 DeKalb 06 Nov 1982 R. D. Whetstone
13003
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
AUA000008070 Dallas 17 JUN 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
815
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00045036 Dallas 1 Oct 1982 S. C. Gunn
1314
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
JSU123279 Madison 15 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6943
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
AUA000008075 Lee 12 AUG 1972 BALL, DONALD M.
186
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00054178 Blount 12 Oct 1998 Brian R. Keener
1746
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
TROY000028892 DeKalb 26 Oct 2008 Brian R. Keener
5022
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
JSU139290 Jackson 24 Oct 1992 J. M. Ballard
766
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
UNA00045033 Cherokee 9 Oct 1969 R. Kral
37754
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
UNA00027701 Talladega 22 Sep 1892 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
AUA000008068 Dallas 1 OCT 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1314
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00053982 Lawrence 18 Oct 1980 Robert R. Haynes
8226
UNA
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (L.) Nesom
TROY000037890 Crenshaw 17 May 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24034
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
AUA000008080 Shelby 16 SEP 1976 SESSLER, ANN H.
683
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
TROY000038985 Pike 15 Oct 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24669
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
UWAL0012984 Crenshaw 17 May 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24034
UWAL
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
AUA000008076 Lee 13 SEP 2000 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
2000-78
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
TROY000017449 Tallapoosa 18 Oct 2006 Terry Wayne Barger
444
TROY
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) G. L. Nesom
JSU123342 Marshall 6 Oct 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6776
JSU
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Linnaeus) Nesom
AUA000008069 Dallas 2 OCT 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1333
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM (L.) NESOM
UNA00045037 Dallas 17 Jun 1982 S. C. Gunn
815
UNA
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium (Wedem. ex Willd.) Nesom
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