Western Silvery Aster

Western Silvery Aster

$225.00

Common Name: Western Silvery Aster
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Aster
Species: sericeus
Specimen Nature: Herbarium Specimen
Catalogue Number: 6808
Location: Southcentral Manitoba

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Western Silvery Aster is a nationally and provincially threatened plant that grows on coarse textured soils in remnant tall-grass prairies. It is currently protected by the Federal Species at Risk Act and the provincial Endangered Species Act and should not be picked. This species is visited by a wide range of pollinating insects and provides nectar at a time of the year when few flowers are in bloom. The Museum’s Curator of Botany has studied and documented the pollination and reproduction ecology of this rare species.

$225 Specimen adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $225
  • Invite to Annual Event
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