Plant ID forum: False Aster..I think..but which kind?

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Name: Sasha Palmer
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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sashaapalmer
Jan 18, 2017 8:47 PM CST
Found two False Aster plants in the database -- cannot really tell the difference between them.
Help, please.


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Name: Sasha Palmer
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sashaapalmer
Jan 19, 2017 1:05 PM CST
Here's another pic, maybe it'll help..


Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jan 19, 2017 6:47 PM CST
Maybe False Aster (Boltonia asteroides)
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Name: Sasha Palmer
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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sashaapalmer
Jan 20, 2017 5:48 AM CST
Hi Lin,
I wasn't sure if it's Boltonia asteroids or Boltonia decurrens.. They look very similar to me.
Leaning towards the asteroids.
Thank you!

Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jan 20, 2017 9:39 AM CST
I'm not sure of the differences but it sure is pretty whichever one it is!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 20, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Sasha, depending on where your plant is located, it's probably B. asteroides. I've been reading abouit B. decurrens and it appears that one is a rare and threatened species found only in a limited area: http://www.illinoiswildflowers...

MOBOT states that it is a threatened species only known to occur along the Illinois River in west central Illinois and along the Mississippi River in both Illinois and Missouri just north of St. Louis: http://www.missouribotanicalga...

Wikipedia states that the plant's distribution has been fragmented into about 20 separate populations, mostly in Illinois: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Name: Sasha Palmer
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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sashaapalmer
Feb 23, 2017 7:42 AM CST
plantladylin said:Maybe False Aster (Boltonia asteroides)


Yes, I believe that's it.

Thank you for all your help!
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 23, 2017 7:45 AM CST
You are very welcome! I tip my hat to you.
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