Symphyotrichum boreale (Torr. & A. Gray) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Common Name: RUSH ASTER, NORTHERN BOG ASTER
Synonym: Aster borealis
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Aster borealis of Michigan Flora.

Fens, bogs, open conifer swamps (cedar, tamarack, spruce); wet, often sedgy, sand flats, shores, meadows, and swales.

The rays are usually white, sometimes pinkish or bluish. Occasional intermediate plants suggest hybridization with S. lanceolatum and S. puniceum.

Locations

Alger County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Montmorency County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=476.