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Pinewoods Aster (Eurybia spinulosa)

Eurybia spinulosa in flower during the site assessment in early August.

Photo Credit: Cami Adams
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 140308
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 11/22/2022

Where is Pinewoods Aster (Eurybia spinulosa) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Pinewoods Aster can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Pinewoods Aster (Eurybia spinulosa)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Jason Ligon
  • 11/16/2022
  • Seed Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

This was no small feat. Although numbers of individual plants and available seeds were not numerous, seed collection was a success. With available habitat for E. spinulosa having dwindled drastically with its conversion to pine plantations and all reported populations of Eurybia spinulosa occurring on private timber company lands, it was refreshing to learn that it occurs at the well-managed St. Joe Buffer Preserve. In this context, seedbanking the measly six maternal lines (ML) was a small but mighty effort, harvesting enough seeds per ML to be divided between the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Conservation Seed Bank and the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation (NLGRP). With limited seed set, these six MLs now safeguarded in long-term conventional storage represent genetic diversity across 3 sites where only 5, 3, and 1 individual were present and producing seeds.

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Taxon Eurybia spinulosa
Authority (Chapm.) G.L. Nesom
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 44496
ITIS 513461
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Eurybia spinulosa
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S1
Ecological Relationships


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