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Connecticut Plants
Upland White Aster (Upland White Goldenrod)
Oligoneuron album (Nutt.) Nesom

The classification of upland white aster has been controversial. It has been classified variously as an aster, a goldenrod, and in its own genus. Its current classification places it together with stiff goldenrod and a few other yellow-flowered plants in the genus Oligoneuron.

Upland white aster is endangered in Connecticut. These photographs were taken in Ontario, where the plant is more common.

  • Synonyms: Aster ptarmicoides, Solidago ptarmicoides
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: dry open areas, usually in limy soil
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: native
Oligoneuron album (Nutt.) Nesom
Oligoneuron album (Nutt.) Nesom