Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata

Synonyms: Aster amygdalinus Lamarck Chrysopsis amygdalina (Lamarck) Nuttall ex Elliott Diplopappus amygdalinus (Lamarck) Hooker Diplostephium amygdalinum (Lamarck) Cassini Diplostephium amygdalinum var. humilius House Doellingeria amygdalina (Lamarck) Nuttall Doellingeria umbellata var. oneidica Inula amygdalina
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 44.

Plants 50–200 cm. Leaves abaxially glabrous or sparsely short-piloso-villous (fewer than 10 hairs/mm2), especially on larger veins. Phyllaries sparsely pilose, especially apically. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Moist soils, clearings, thickets, wood margins
Elevation: 0–1800 m



St. Pierre and Miquelon, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Ala., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.


Variety umbellata is common in the central and northern part of its range, becoming less so in the southern Appalachian Mountains and the foothills of northern Georgia and Alabama. More densely pubescent forms occur in the northeastern portion of the range. Minor forms have been described: Aster umbellatus forma convexus Allabach, A. umbellatus forma flexicaulis (House) Fernald, A. umbellatus forma discoideus Victorin (rays present, immature), A. umbellatus forma intercedens Fernald (more pubescent plants), Doellingeria umbellata forma flexicaulis House, and D. umbellata forma intercedens (Fernald) Moldenke.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

John C. Semple +  and Jerry G. Chmielewski +
(Miller) Nees +
Aster umbellatus +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.B. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0–1800 m +
Moist soils, clearings, thickets, wood margins +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
Gen. Sp. Aster., +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Aster amygdalinus +, Chrysopsis amygdalina +, Diplopappus amygdalinus +, Diplostephium amygdalinum +, Diplostephium amygdalinum var. humilius +, Doellingeria amygdalina +, Doellingeria umbellata var. oneidica +  and Inula amygdalina +
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata +
Doellingeria umbellata +
variety +