Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

White Heath Aster
Symphyotrichum priceae
Family: Asteraceae

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

Global Rank: G3G5
State Rank: S1

Rocky, gravelly or sandy soil.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Similar to the common old field aster, S. priceae has purple flowers and larger flower heads. The rays are to 15 mm in length and there are often more than 70 flws in a head.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

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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