Eurybia schreberi

(Nees) Nees

Gen. Sp. Aster., 137. 1832.

Common names: Schreber’s aster
Basionym: Aster schreberi Nees Syn. Aster. Herb., 16. 1818
Synonyms: Biotia glomerata (Nees) de Candolle Biotia schreberi (Nees) de Candolle Eurybia glomerata Nees
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 375. Mentioned on page 366, 374.

Plants (20–)40–110 cm, in ± dense clones (with sterile rosettes on short rhizomeds); rhizomes branched, long. Stems 1, erect, simple, straight, proximally glabrous or sparsely villous, distally densely villous. Leaves basal and cauline, margins coarsely serrate (proximal) to serrate (distal), strigoso-ciliate, teeth (15–30 per side) mucronulate, apices acuminate, abaxial faces sparsely strigose, long-stipitate-glandular on veins, adaxial sparsely villous, more densely so on veins; basal withering by flowering, petiolate (55–180 mm), bases sheathing, blades broadly ovate, 55–110 × 48–95 mm, bases cordate (with mostly deep, rectangular sinuses); cauline petiolate to (distal) subsessile, petioles (4–100 mm) ± winged, ± clasping, blades ovate to broadly lanceolate, 27–135 × 7–112 mm, bases cordate (sinuses narrower) to rounded or cuneate-rounded; distal (arrays) sessile, ovate to lanceolate, 6–70 × 1–27 mm. Heads 15–100+ in flat-topped, corymbiform arrays. Peduncles sparsely to moderately villous, sparsely glandular; bracts 0–1, linear. Involucres cylindro-campanulate, 5.5–7.5 mm, equal to or shorter than pappi. Phyllaries 23–32 in 4–5 series, oblong (outer) to lanceolate (inner), strongly unequal, bases indurate, dark green zones in distal 1/4 or less (outer), often confined to narrow strip along midnerves or none (inner), margins narrowly scarious, densely villoso-ciliate, apices ± loose, obtuse to rounded, faces glabrous or sparsely villosulous, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular. Ray florets 6–12; corollas white, 10.5–13 × 1.5–2.1 mm. Disc florets 12–20(–30); corollas yellow, 5–6.8 mm, slightly ampliate, tubes (3.2–3.8 mm) longer than campanulate throats (1.1–1.9 mm), lobes erect to slightly spreading, lanceolate, (0.9–)1.1–1.5(–1.9) mm. Cypselae brown, fusiform to cylindro-obconic, compressed, 3.2–3.7 mm, ribs 6–12, faces glabrous or sparsely strigillose; pappi of (65–70) orangish to burnt orange (fine, barbellulate, sometimes apically clavellate) bristles 5–6.8 mm, ± equaling disc corolla. 2n = 54.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–early fall.
Habitat: Damp to mesic deciduous (maple, elm, oak), mixed woods, thickets, shaded roadbanks
Elevation: 0–1200 m



Ont., Conn., Del., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., R.I., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis., introduced in Europe (Scotland).


Eurybia schreberi is rare or extirpated in a many states at the northern limit of its range.

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Lower Taxa

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Luc Brouillet +
(Nees) Nees +
Aster schreberi +
Schreber’s aster +
Ont. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +  and introduced in Europe (Scotland). +
0–1200 m +
Damp to mesic deciduous (maple, elm, oak), mixed woods, thickets, shaded roadbanks +
Flowering late summer–early fall. +
Gen. Sp. Aster., +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Biotia glomerata +, Biotia schreberi +  and Eurybia glomerata +
Eurybia schreberi +
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