Symphyotrichum lentum
Symphyotrichum lentum

Symphyotrichum lentum

Suisun Marsh Aster

Suisun Marsh Aster is a perennial, spreading herb that grows up to 4 feet tall.

Suisun Marsh aster grows in brackish or freshwater marshes and along the banks of sloughs and watercourses.

It is a federal Species of Concern and is endemic to Suisun Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta. Current threats to this species include invasive plants, erosion, creek channelizing, levee construction, and feral pigs.

Previously named Aster lentus

Sun: Full Sun
Water: Moderate, High
Soil: Clay, Loam
Other: Attracts Butterflies

 

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Ecological Value

It is a federal Species of Concern and is endemic to Suisun Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta. Current threats to this species include invasive plants, erosion, creek channelizing, levee

Historical Uses

No Historical Uses found.

Distribution

Endemic to CA. Mostly in Suisun and Grizzly Bay area; also Napa-Sonoma Marshes.

Elevation

Between 0 and 5 feet

Communities

Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian, Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands.

Habitat

High brackish to fresh-brackish tidal marsh zone.