Taxon: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G. L. Nesom

Genus: Symphyotrichum
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Nomen number: 406988
Place of publication: Phytologia 77:287. 1995 ("1994")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • confused Michaelmas daisy  (Source: F GB Ire) - English
  • Michaelmas daisy  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • New York aster  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • aster à feuilles lisses  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • aster de New York  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • Glattblatt-Aster  (Source: Zander ed16) - German
  • Neubelgien-Aster  (Source: Zander ed16) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Asters Gard Guide, as Aster novi-belgii)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France
  • Northern America

    • Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba ; Hispaniola

  • Cultivated


  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia ; Latvia
    • Middle Europe: Netherlands
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Ireland


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Nesom, G. L. 1994. Review of the taxonomy of Aster sensu lato (Asteraceae: Astereae), emphasizing the New World species (Phytologia) 77:287.
  • Picton, P. The gardener's guide to growing Asters. (Asters Gard Guide)

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