Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07922 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Symphyotrichum ascendens (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom
Common name   western aster
Donna M. Barnes   3087  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 06 September 2002 
United States
Summit County
Locality Highway 150, East Fork of the Bear River, Lily Lake.
     Elev.: 8975 ft. (2736 m.)
Habitat Notes on mud margins of receding lake. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 52'  N, 110° 48'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Symphyotrichum ascendens (Lindl.) Nesom

     Aster adscendens Lindl.
     Aster ascendens Lindl.
     Aster chilensis ssp. adscendens (Lindl.) Cronq.
     Aster macounii Rydb.
     Aster subgriseus Rydb.
     Virgulaster ascendens (Lindl.) Semple

Common Name(s): western aster.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=522184, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Symphyotrichum
                                        Species: Symphyotrichum ascendens


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07922s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07919 Artemisia tridentata  var. pauciflora   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
07314 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  1.4 mi. NE
07312 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 1.4 mi. NE
07316 Erigeron uintahensis      "Uinta fleabane" 1.4 mi. NE
07309 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1.4 mi. NE
05487 Gentianopsis detonsa      "small fringed-gentian" 1.4 mi. NE
07319 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. lanszwertii   "Lanszwert's vetchling" 1.4 mi. NE
05664 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" same section
05747 Menyanthes trifoliata      "buckbean" same section
07311 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.4 mi. NE
07313 Penstemon procerus  var. aberrans   "pincushion beardtongue" 1.4 mi. NE
13150 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" 1.4 mi. NE
07310 Phacelia hastata      "silverleaf scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. NE
07920 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" same section
07921 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  same section
05486 Ranunculus flammula  var. ovalis   "creeping spearwort" 1.4 mi. NE
05488 Rorippa curvipes  var. curvipes   "bluntleaf yellowcress" 1.4 mi. NE
07315 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" 1.4 mi. NE


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bear River Smiths Fork Trail (Trail) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. S 9397  Christmas Meadows 
Lily Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 8905  Deadman Mountain 
Boundary Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. E   Christmas Meadows 
Wolverine Recreation Trailhead (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 9085  Christmas Meadows 
East Fork Bear River Camp (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8914  Christmas Meadows 
Main Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 2 mi. SW   Christmas Meadows 
Old Burn (Slope) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 9216  Christmas Meadows 
Stillwater Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. W 8521  Christmas Meadows 
Hayden Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Hayden Peak 
Stillwater Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Hayden Peak 
Windsor Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. E 8862  Christmas Meadows 
Bear River Ranger Station (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 8475  Deadman Mountain 
Price Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. E 8993  Christmas Meadows 
Christmas Meadow Summer Home Area (Populated Place) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. S 8770  Christmas Meadows 
Christmas Meadows Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. S 8813  Christmas Meadows 
Deadman Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. E 10739  Deadman Mountain 
Scow Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. S 10115  Christmas Meadows 
Christmas Meadows (Flat) Summit County, UT 3.6 mi. S 8813  Christmas Meadows 
Bear River Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.4 mi. N 8327  Deadman Mountain 
Hovarka Canal (Canal) Summit County, UT 3.6 mi. N 8386  Deadman Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Symphyotrichum ascendens  (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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