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Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (Riddell) G.L. Nesom

Sky blue aster

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusSymphyotrichumFrom Greek symphysis, “borne together or growing together, coalescing,” and trichinos, “hair, a single hair”
SpeciesoolentangienseAfter the Olentangy River, where botanist John Leonard Riddell found it near Worthington, Ohio, in 1835

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Symphyotrichum oolentangiense description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (sky blue aster)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 21 × 30" (52 × 75 cm)

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