Symphyotrichum squamatumCommon name: Bushy Starwort

Meaning of name: The meaning of the name is not known.

Distribution: Occurs in damp soils in disturbed areas from Gingin to Albany.

Description: A spindly, erect herb to 1.5 metres tall. The flowers are small and inconspicuous white or blue ray florets produced from February to November.

Notes: This plant is native to North America.
This plant was formerly known as Aster subulatus.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.