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:


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:


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


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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