Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Decurrent False Aster (09:56)

Host: Sarah Leon with Marian Smith, Ph.D

decurrent false aster (click to view larger)
decurrent false aster
Photo credit: Dr. Nancy Parker


Status: Threatened/ Listed on November 14, 1988
Scientific Name: Boltonia decurrens
Description: This plant is found on moist, sandy, floodplains and prairie wetlands along the Illinois River. Although not very tolerant to prolonged flooding this rare plant relies on periodic flooding to scour away other plants that compete for the same habitat.
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Last updated: October 12, 2011