Eurybia divaricata - (L.) Nesom
White Wood-aster
Other Common Names: white wood aster
Synonym(s): Aster divaricatus L.
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Eurybia divaricata (L.) G.L. Nesom (TSN 513440)
French Common Names: aster divariqué, aster à rameaux étalés
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.159064
Element Code: PDASTEB0Q0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Eurybia
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Concept Reference Code: B99KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Eurybia divaricata
Taxonomic Comments: Eurybia divaricata is synonymous with Aster divaricatus in the sense of Linnaeus, not sensu (Nutt.) Torrey & Gray.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 09Feb1984
Global Status Last Changed: 09Feb1984
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N5
Nation: Canada
National Status: N2N3 (06Dec2017)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alabama (SNR), Connecticut (SNR), Delaware (S4), District of Columbia (SNR), Georgia (S5), Kentucky (S5), Maine (S3S4), Maryland (SNR), Massachusetts (SNR), New Hampshire (SNR), New Jersey (S5), New York (S5), North Carolina (S5), Ohio (SU), Pennsylvania (SNR), Rhode Island (SNR), South Carolina (SNR), Tennessee (SNR), Vermont (SNR), Virginia (S5), West Virginia (S5)
Canada Ontario (S2S3), Quebec (S1S2)

Other Statuses

Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA) Schedule 1/Annexe 1 Status: T (12Jan2005)
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC): Threatened (01Nov2002)
Comments on COSEWIC: Geographically restricted and fragmented populations at risk from continued habitat loss, invasive species, deer browsing and recreational activities impacting populations along trails.

Designated Threatened in April 1995. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002.

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Distribution
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Canada ON, QC

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
DE Kent (10001), New Castle (10003)
ME Cumberland (23005), York (23031)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
01 Presumpscot (01060001)+, Saco (01060002)+, Piscataqua-Salmon Falls (01060003)+
02 Brandywine-Christina (02040205)+, Chester-Sassafras (02060002)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
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Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 01Aug1998
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Geoffrey Hall

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