Western Silvery Aster

Western Silvery Aster


Collection: Botany

Catalogue Number: 6808

Family: Asteraceae
Scientific name: Aster sericeus
Common Name: Western Silvery Aster
Specimen Nature: Herbarium Specimen
Location: Southcentral Manitoba


Product Description

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.

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