CPC Plant Profile: Rhiannon's Aster
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Rhiannon's Aster (Symphyotrichum rhiannon)

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Photo Credit: Cressler, Alan M.
  • Global Rank: N/A
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: NC
  • Nature Serve ID: 728675
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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  • 05/02/2017

Symphyotrichum rhiannon has only been documented within a rare (G1) serpentine plant community endemic to a 120-ha area surrounding Buck Creek in the southern Nantahala Mountains of Clay County, North Carolina. Serpentine soils in the Southern Appalachian Mountains are very rare, and only a few serpentine barrens have been located and studied. There is little or no potential for the discovery of additional occurrences. The extreme rarity of this species makes it vulnerable to extinction.

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Taxon Symphyotrichum rhiannon
Authority Weakley & Govus
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 44542
ITIS 780669
Common Names Rhiannon's Aster
Associated Scientific Names Symphyotrichum rhiannon
State Rank
State State Rank
North Carolina S1

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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