Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (Riddell) G. L. Nesom
Common Name: SKY-BLUE ASTER, PRAIRIE HEART-LEAVED ASTER
Synonym: Aster oolentangiensis
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Aster oolentangiensis of Michigan Flora.

Savannas of oak (with hickory, sassafras, and/or pine, jack pine in Clare Co.); dry open sandy ground as well as moister prairies.

The relatively broad phyllaries and usually strongly scabrous upper surfaces of the leaves will distinguish this species from others with which it might be confused.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Clare County
Clinton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Osceola County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=489.