APHOTOFLORA

An online educational resource and botanical image library dedicated to
the flora; wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns, liverworts and mosses, found in
South-West England, mostly around Devon and Cornwall, by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Symphyotrichum subulatum - Annual Saltmarsh Aster (Asteraceae)
Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum
synonym Aster squamatus
- flower 1

Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum
synonym Aster squamatus
- flower side view 1

Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum
synonym Aster squamatus
- leaf 1

Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum
synonym Aster squamatus
- inflorescence 1

Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum
synonym Aster squamatus
- seed head 1

Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum
synonym Aster squamatus
- stem 1

Images of species taken on wasteground at Millbay Docks, Millbay, Plymouth, Devon. 22.08.06.

At the time of writing, the site above is the only site known where this species grows in the UK. The land the species is on is also due to be developed. It is thought that this species might have arrived in the UK via the ferry from Santander in Spain.

This species was originally discovered by Phil Pullen, a local plant recorder and identified by David Fenwick.

The species has no common name in the UK. Its full common name in the United States is the North-eastern Annual Saltmarsh Aster, calling this species the Marsh Aster may be more appropriate; although it might be confused with Aster tripolium the Sea Aster.

APHOTOFLORA supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland BSBI

The Botanical Society of
Britain and Ireland
BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain & Ireland. Promoting the study, understanding & enjoyment of botany since 1836.

CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders

The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Biodiversity Network

The Cornish Biodiversity Network
or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

 

Symphyotrichum subulatum synonym Aster squamatus Annual Saltmarsh Aster Asteraceae Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the flora of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but a few species may only be determined by observing microscopic differences that are characteristic to any one species.