Aster tataricus

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Aster tataricus L.f.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   3

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Aster tataricus, commonly known as Tartarian aster, is a perennial.

Naming

Aster tataricus was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1782. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aster tataricus is a species in the genus Aster which contains approximately 248 to 706 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Aster amellus.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 50 to 150 centimetres.

Leaves

Aster tataricus is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are oblanceolate with undulate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Aster tataricus produces corymbs of light-purple many-stellate flowers from August to October.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Aster tataricus is native to Sibiria, Mongolia, China, Manchuria, Korea and Japan.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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