Ionactis linariifolia

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
Common Name:Flaxleaf Aster; Stiff Leaf Aster; Bristle Leaf Aster
Habitat:Woodlands, rocky areas, right-of-ways and disturbed areas; in thins soils.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:IOLI2
Plant Notes:Flax-leaf Aster is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It occurs throughout Alabama. Flax-leaf Aster occurs in sandy, acidic Longleaf pine woods, in dry pine-oak woods, in rocky woods, and on roadside banks. It is a perennial from short, woody rhizomes. It often forms clumps. Stems are 1-2 feet in height and green or brown in color. Leaves are alternate, sessile, linear in outline, with ciliate margins and glabrous faces. The leaves are stiff and have a single prominent nerve (the central vein). Flowers are produced in heads. The heads are solitary or in loose corymbs. Each head has 7-15 pale blue ray flowers (rarely white or pink) and 10-20 yellow disc flowers that become reddish with age. The fruit is an achene. Flax-leaf Aster is available from nurseries specializing in native plants. It prefers dry, sandy, acidic, well-draining soils in full sun. Its compact growth form is ideal for use in rock gardens or as a border. It is tolerant of drought and thin soils.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Ionactis
Species Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene - Flaxleaf Aster; Stiff Leaf Aster; Bristle Leaf Aster

Citation

Citation Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene, Pittonia 3(17C): 245. 1897.
Basionym: Aster linariifolius L. 1753.
Type: Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 997.27). Lectotypified by J.L. Reveal et al., Huntia 7: 215. 1987.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Aster linariifolius var. victorinii Aster linariifolius Linnaeus, var. victorinii Fernald, Rhodora 16: 194. 1914. CANADA: Quebec: St. Raymond Co.: Banks of River Ste. Anne, Portneuf, Aug 1914, Victorin 618 (holotype: GH).
Chrysopsis linariifolia Chrysopsis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Nuttall, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 152. 1818.Aster linariifolius Linnaeus 1753. 
Diplopappus linariifolius Diplopappus linariiflius (Linnaeus) Hooker, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 21. 1834.Aster linariifolius Linnaeus 1753. 
Diplostephium linariifolium Diplostephium linariifolium (Linnaeus) Nees von Esenbeck, Gen. Sp. Aster. 199. 1832.Aster linariifolius Linnaeus 1753. 
Aster linariifolius Aster linariifolius Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 874. 1753. Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 997.27). Lectotypified by Reveal et al., Huntia 7: 215. 1987.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Geneva, Jackson, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Pike, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, BRIT, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1878 - 2009

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0043926 Baldwin 24 Oct 2003 Larsen, H.S.
1266
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AUA000029361 Covington 21 Oct 2009 Hansen, Curtis J.
4464
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
USAM000001750 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00044971 Mobile 06 Nov 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
D805
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74296 Covington 26 Oct 1998 MacDonald, John R.
12414
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000002381 Crenshaw 19 Oct 1997 Diamond, Alvin R.
11145
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74291 Cherokee 23 Oct 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11657
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
AUA000024721 Covington 28 Oct 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3570
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115471 Etowah 25 Sep 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
3918
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74300 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14252
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
BRIT74285 Baldwin 15 Oct 2001 Kral, Robert
92038
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115460 Clay 15 Oct 1994 Ballard, J. Mark
5301
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74309 Conecuh 24 Oct 2000 Kral, Robert
90558
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
AMAL00016526 Butler 11 Nov 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
17232
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74287 Baldwin 09 Oct 1974 Kral, Robert
54633
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
USAM000001747 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
AUA000026997 Baldwin 29 Oct 2007 Barger, T. Wayne
PERD-207
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74308 Mobile 24 Oct 1967 Lelong, Michel G.
3865
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00059851 Cherokee 23 Oct 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11657
UNA
Aster linariifolius L.
JSU115467 Cleburne 20 Oct 1982 Bussey, Melanie G.
543
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115468 DeKalb 11 Sep 1986 Moore, C.M.
063
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000005005 Conecuh 27 Oct 1993 Diamond, Alvin R.
8943
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74290 Calhoun 22 Oct 1994 Ballard, J. Mark
3423
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000049698 Autauga 19 Oct 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
1433
TROY
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UWAL0052094 DeKalb 19 Sep 2020 Keener, Brian R.
11958
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74295 Coosa 21 Oct 1983 Kral, Robert
71004
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00027726 Mobile 28 Oct 1878 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AUA000005007 Pike 4 Nov 1994 Diamond, Alvin R.
9450
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
USAM000001748 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00044970 Shelby 23 Nov 1962 Deramus, Rebecca
240
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74303 Geneva 04 Oct 1998 MacDonald, John R.
12222
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115465 Cleburne 3 Nov 1983 Whetstone, R. David
13856
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000036031 Conecuh 24 Oct 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23532
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000024702 Covington 28 Oct 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3549
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0000751 Escambia 16 Oct 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20307
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74306 Jackson 09 Oct 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1502
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
BRIT74299 Covington 13 Oct 1970 Kral, Robert
41712
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115461 Clay 11 Nov 1992 Ballard, J. Mark
856
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74311 Washington 22 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
38273
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
AMAL00008743 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14252
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0031846 Conecuh 01 Nov 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25642
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AMAL00002683 Madison 11 Nov 1997 Threlkeld, S.J.
1208
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115474 Shelby 1 Oct 1986 Boehm, S.J.
182
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115469 DeKalb 18 Sep 1992 Ballard, J. Mark
840
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74301 DeKalb 14 Oct 1979 McDaniel, Sidney
22974
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
AUA000038919 Cullman 23 Oct 1915 Wolf, Wolfgang
1550
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74293 Clay 09 Oct 1982 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00044967 Jackson 07 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
37565
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115476 Tuscaloosa 16 Oct 1975 Whetstone, R. David
7209
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74302 Escambia 16 Oct 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20307
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115473 Mobile 14 Oct 1993 Spaulding, Daniel D.
4602
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74305 Geneva 18 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
37956
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115466 Cleburne 7 Oct 1994 Hruska, Susan E.
479
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00050348 Clay 05 Nov 1983 Bussey, Melanie C.
940
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AMAL00003079 Baldwin 15 Oct 2001 Kral, Robert
92038
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74286 Baldwin 09 Oct 1967 Kral, Robert
29804
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000002376 Butler 11 Nov 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
17232
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000015373 Sumter 01 Nov 2007 Keener, Brian R.
4009
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00044968 Baldwin 13 Oct 1963 McDaniel, Sidney
3905
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115472 Jackson 9 Oct 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1502
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115463 Clay 5 Nov 1983 Bussey, Melanie G.
940
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000005006 Dale 26 Oct 1991 Diamond, Alvin R.
7932
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
TROY000002375 Baldwin 15 Oct 2001 Kral, Robert
92038
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000033293 St. Clair 11 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5638
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UWAL0000752 Sumter 01 Nov 2007 Keener, Brian R.
4009
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74298 Covington 20 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
38135
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00027727 Talladega 14 Oct 1893 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74307 Jackson 07 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
37565
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000015785 Covington 09 Nov 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20421
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002380 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14252
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000025974 Sumter 1 Nov 2007 Keener, Brian R.
4009
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
USAM000001749 Mobile 24 Oct 1967 LeLong, Michel G.
3865
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UWAL0049811 Autauga 19 Oct 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
1433
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74288 Baldwin 20 Nov 1983 Wilhelm, Gerould
11879
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000030027 Covington 28 Oct 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3549
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002378 Conecuh 21 Oct 1995 Diamond, Alvin R.
10065
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002382 Escambia 10 Oct 2000 Searcy, Darryl
s.n.
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00068747 Sumter 1 Nov 2007 Keener, Brian R.
4009
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AMAL00002681 Cherokee 23 Oct 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11657
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
TROY000029618 Baldwin 29 Oct 2007 Barger, T. Wayne
207
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AMAL00002682 Madison 30 Sep 1996 Threlkeld, S.J.
985
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115459 Clarke 31 Oct 1997 Whetstone, R. David
18986
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115462 Clay 18 Oct 1980 Whetstone, R. David
10417
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000005004 Cleburne 26 Sep 1960 Jones, Jr., Samuel B.
353
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0000749 Covington 18 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5649
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UNA00044969 Baldwin 07 Nov 1987 Haynes, Robert R.
9256
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74294 Clay 09 Oct 1982 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115475 Tuscaloosa 16 Oct 1975 Whetstone, R. David
7209
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00066578 Covington 26 Oct 1998 MacDonald, John R.
12414
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
TROY000002379 Covington 07 Nov 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14875
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74304 Geneva 18 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
38050
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000001440 Monroe 24 Oct 2000 Kral, Robert
90558
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00069733 Covington 28 Oct 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3549
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AMAL00002685 Washington 22 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
38273
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0000750 Covington 28 Oct 2008 Hansen, C.J.
3549
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AMAL00002684 Madison 06 Sep 1997 Threlkeld, S.J.
1192a
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
USAM000001751 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00066193 Butler 11 Nov 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
17232
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74289 Baldwin 13 Oct 1963 McDaniel, Sidney
3905
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000041209 Elmore 19 Sep 2011 Pullen, Robert
273
TROY
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74292 Clay 09 Oct 1982 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UNA00062199 Crenshaw 2 Nov 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14252
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115470 Etowah 10 Oct 1995 Hodge-Spaulding, Lesley M.
4395
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
BRIT74297 Covington 07 Nov 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14875
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UWAL0001746 St. Clair 11 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5638
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
BRIT74310 Talladega 17 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
37904
BRIT
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115464 Cleburne 26 Oct 1994 Hruska, Susan E.
540
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000038918 Cullman 23 Oct 1915 Wolf, Wolfgang
1549
AUA
Ionactis Linariifolia (L.) Greene
AMAL00015601 Sumter 01 Nov 2007 Keener, Brian R.
4009
AMAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
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