Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05353 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Symphyotrichum ascendens (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom
Common name   western aster
K.T. Harper   2001-237  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 16 August 2001 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Pleasant Creek trail head.
     Elev.: 8800 ft. (2683 m.)
Habitat Notes meadow on disturbed soil. 
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 38° 5'  45" N, 111° 20'  25" W
Township Range T31S, R5E, Sec. 19  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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: 05353s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02614s3.jpg 
specimen image: 02927s3.jpg 
specimen image: 03231s3.jpg 
specimen image: 03236s3.jpg 
specimen image: 04414s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05035s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05415s3.jpg 
specimen image: 07227s3.jpg 
specimen image: 07922s3.jpg 
specimen image: 08154s3.jpg 
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specimen image: 11851c1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
03136 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 1 mi. N
05352 Campanula parryi      "Parry's bellflower" same section
03133 Hypericum scouleri      "western St. Johnswort" 1 mi. N
03137 Platanthera sparsiflora      "sparse-flowered bog orchid" 1 mi. N
03135 Polemonium caeruleum      "charity" 1 mi. N
14358 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 2480 ft. N
14357 Salix lucida      "shining willow" 2480 ft. N
04102 Sidalcea neomexicana      "salt spring checkerbloom" 1 mi. N
03134 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" 1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Parks Pasture (Flat) Garfield County, UT 1107 ft. E 8593  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Pleasant Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1935 ft. N 8613  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Oak Creek Forest Camp (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2350 ft. S 8908  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Oak Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2676 ft. S 8846  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Pine Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2792 ft. NE 8613  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Park Ridge (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 8787  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Wildcat Ranger Station (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1 mi. N 8649  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Wildcat Pasture (Flat) Garfield County, UT 1.1 mi. N 8678  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Wildcat Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 1 mi. NE   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Behanin Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Deer Creek Lake 
Bowery Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9308  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Keller Knoll (Summit) Garfield County, UT 1.9 mi. N 9538  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Round Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. S 9955  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
The Terrace (Cliff) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. NW 10089  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Bear Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 1.8 mi. W 9430  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Dunfey Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. SE   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Oak Creek Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 10066  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Oak Creek Dam (Dam) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 10066  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Scout Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. S 10079  Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Long Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. S 9997  Lower Bowns Reservoir 


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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