Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
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Tennessee Aster
Eurybia hemispherica
Family: Asteraceae

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

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1

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

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
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.

Management:
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:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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