Nahanni Aster

Nahanni Aster (J. Semple)
Nahanni Aster
Symphyotrichum nahanniense
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
No status
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not assessed
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Under Consideration
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Special Concern
NWT General Status Rank: 
Sensitive
Description: 

The Nahanni Aster (formerly Aster nahanniensis) is a rare endemic found nowhere else in the world other than in the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories (4 sites). It has been ranked as G1 (Critically Imperiled) by NatureServe, and May be at Risk by the NWT General Status Ranks process. COSEWIC assessed this species as Special Concern in 2014.