Symphyotrichum shortii (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom
Common Name: SHORT'S ASTER
Synonym: Aster shortii
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Symphyotrichum shortii A. A. Reznicek

Aster shortii of Michigan Flora.

Oak hickory forests, often dry but also in moister sites, forest edges, and roadsides. A very showy blue aster, usually with brighter blue flowers than the common S. cordifolium (and also solitary or clumped, not colonial from long-creeping rhizomes).


Berrien County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Monroe County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 22, 2021.