Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Eastern Silvery Aster
Symphyotrichum concolor
Family: Asteraceae

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

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2

Dry sandy open oak-pine woods and barrens, and roadsides.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early August to late November.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Plants silvery pubescent throughout; leaves sessile but not clasping and the lower ones deciduous; heads small (less than 2 cm) and numerous elongate-racemiform, achenes pubescent.

Soil disturbing activities could be detrimental by increaseing pest plant invasion and erosion. Management such as control burning or other practices may be needed to maintain the open character of the habitat for this species.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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