Taxon: Aster alpinus L.

Genus: Aster
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Nomen number: 5616
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:872. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Nov-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-May-2009
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: ornamental features (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shanxi, Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Chukchi, Kamchatka, Magadan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Aga Buryat, Altay, Buryatia, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    • Western Asia: Iran ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation Bashkortostan, Komi, Perm; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming
    • Subarctic America: Canada Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia


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  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image