Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Tennessee Aster
Eurybia hemispherica
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1

Dry sandy woods, rock outcrops; also prairies, less commonly in moist, low ground (Gleason & Cronquist 1991).

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Mid August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This aster has large heads (8-12 mm across and 25 mm or more across the rays) and the inflorescence is spiciform on short peduncles. Pappus bristles coarse and clavate-flattened at tips. Leaves are grass-like and to about 20 cm in length.

Disturbance of habitat such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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