Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindl.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Lindley's aster
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Bryan Kelly-McArthur     (Photo ID #79380)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Symphyotrichum ciliolatum
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Ecological Framework for Symphyotrichum ciliolatum

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres)
980 34 2450
Slope Gradient (%)
15 0 205

Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]

199 0 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
4 0 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
# of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class

All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in

BG(19), BWBS(350), CWH(3), ESSF(146), ICH(320), IDF(543), IMA(1), MH(1), MS(248), PP(41), SBPS(270), SBS(1067), SWB(32)


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Aster ciliolatus Lindl.
Aster ciliolatus var. comatus (Fernald) A.G. Jones
Aster ciliolatus var. maccallae (Rydb.) A.G. Jones
Aster ciliolatus var. wilsonii (Rydb.) A.G. Jones
Aster foliaceus var. subgeminatus Fernald
Aster lindleyanus Torr. & A. Gray
Aster maccallae Rydb.
Aster saundersii Burgess
Aster subgeminatus (Fernald) B. Boivin
Aster wilsonii Rydb.
Symphyotrichum ciliolatum var. comatum (Fernald) G.L. Nesom
Symphyotrichum ciliolatum var. maccallae (Rydb.) G.L. Nesom
Symphyotrichum ciliolatum var. wilsonii (Rydb.) G.L. Nesom
Symphyotrichum subgeminatum (Fernald) G.L. Nesom