Time to Refresh Your Memory on Aster and Goldenrod Scientific Names

Many scientific name changes have been made in the Aster Family lately and there are a number of places you can go to refresh your memory on the changes to asters and goldenrods. Here are some websites where you can read up on them:

A list of name changes in Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide can be found on the sidebar of this blog.

This is a website of Asters and Goldenrods of New England:

http://www.nttlphoto.com/botany/asters-goldenrods/a&g_main.htm

Here is a list of aster synonyms from Humboldt University:

http://www.humboldt.edu/herbarium/Aster Synonyms.doc

This is a website describing John Semple’s taxonomy of the asters and goldenrods:

http://www.jcsemple.uwaterloo.ca/asters.htm

This is the aster family treatment in the flora of North America:

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=10074

Time to go in the field and test your memory!

Showy aster, Eurybia spectabilis, on Long Island. Photo Steve Young

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One Comment on “Time to Refresh Your Memory on Aster and Goldenrod Scientific Names”


  1. [...] have no fear, the New York Flora Association is here. On their blog they offer a few websites that look specifically at goldenrods and asters. However, I missed the memo on changing the family [...]


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