Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (Riddell) G.L. Nesom
Sky Blue Aster
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Symphyotrichum||From Greek symphysis, “borne together or growing together, coalescing,” and trichinos, “hair, a single hair”|
|Species||oolentangiense||After 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 12 Oct 2018.
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