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: 
Special Concern
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Special Concern
NWT General Status Rank: 
Sensitive
Description: 

Nahanni Aster is a perennial wildflower. Its flowers have yellow centres and white to pale pink or purple petals. It typically grows in clumps of about two to ten stems which are green to reddish and often have fine woolly hairs towards the base. The stems are branched to form an open cluster of flowers. Nahanni Aster is similar in appearance to the Rush Aster (Symphyotrichum boreale) which also occurs in the Nahanni area.

Height: up to 35 cm (13.8 in)