Symphyotrichum shortii - (Lindl.) Nesom
Short's Aster
Other English Common Names: Short's American-aster
Other Common Names: Short's aster
Synonym(s): Aster shortii Lindl.
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Symphyotrichum shortii (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom (TSN 522246)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.152994
Element Code: PDASTE8290
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Symphyotrichum
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Concept Reference
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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: Symphyotrichum shortii
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 25Sep2002
Global Status Last Changed: 25Sep2002
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N5
Nation: Canada
National Status: N4 (06Sep2017)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alabama (SNR), Arkansas (S1), Florida (S1?), Georgia (S3?), Illinois (S4), Indiana (SNR), Iowa (S4), Kentucky (S5), Maryland (S3S4), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (S3), Mississippi (SNR), North Carolina (S2), Ohio (SNR), Pennsylvania (SNR), Tennessee (SNR), Virginia (S1), West Virginia (S4), Wisconsin (SNR)
Canada Ontario (S4)

Other Statuses

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC): Not at Risk (01Apr1999)
Comments on COSEWIC: Reason for designation: The species has a restricted range and populations are fragmented. They occur on Pelee Island and the adjoining mainland, but are large and many individuals are protected within several sites.

Status history: Designated Not at Risk in April 1999.

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Somewhat threatened by land-use conversion and habitat fragmentation (Southern Appalachian Species Viability Project 2002).

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Distribution
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United States AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WI, WV
Canada ON

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MN Fillmore (27045), Houston (27055), Winona (27169)
NC Cherokee (37039)
VA Arlington (51013), Loudoun (51107)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
02 Middle Potomac-Catoctin (02070008)+, Middle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan (02070010)+
06 Lower Little Tennessee (06010204)+, Hiwassee (06020002)+, Ocoee (06020003)+
07 Buffalo-Whitewater (07040003)+, Root (07040008)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History 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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References
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  • Kartesz, J.T. 1996. Species distribution data at state and province level for vascular plant taxa of the United States, Canada, and Greenland (accepted records), from unpublished data files at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, December, 1996.

  • 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.

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  • Semple, J. C., and J. G. Chmielewski. 1983. Aster shortii. In G. W. Argus and D. J. White, editors. Atlas of the rare vascular plants of Ontario. National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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  • Southern Appalachian Species Viability Project. 2002. A partnership between the U.S. Forest Service-Region 8, Natural Heritage Programs in the Southeast, NatureServe, and independent scientists to develop and review data on 1300+ regionally and locally rare species in the Southern Appalachian and Alabama region. Database (Access 97) provided to the U.S. Forest Service by NatureServe, Durham, North Carolina.

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