Ionactis linariifolia

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) 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 (Linnaeus) Greene - Flaxleaf Aster; Stiff Leaf Aster; Bristle Leaf Aster

Citation

Citation IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (Linnaeus) Greene, Pittonia 3: 245. 1897.
Basionym: Aster linariifolius Linnaeus 1753.
Type: Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 997.27). Lectotypified by 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: Baldwin, Butler, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Jackson, Mobile, Monroe, Pike, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

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

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
JSU115463 Clay 5 Nov 1983 Melanie G. Bussey
940
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115466 Cleburne 7 Oct 1994 S. E. Hruska
479
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002380 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14252
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00044970 Shelby 23 Nov 1962 Rebecca Deramus
240
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115468 DeKalb 11 Sep 1986 C. M. Moore
063
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000029618 Baldwin 29 Oct 2007 Terry Wayne Barger
207
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00027727 Talladega 14 Oct 1893 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
TROY000002375 Baldwin 15 Oct 2001 Robert Kral
92038
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002382 Escambia 10 Oct 2000 Darryl Searcy
s.n.
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115461 Clay 11 Nov 1992 J. M. Ballard
856
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000015373 Sumter 01 Nov 2007 Brian R. Keener
4009
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115475 Tuscaloosa 16 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7209
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
USAM000001749 Mobile 24 Oct 1967 Michel G. Lelong
3865
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000015785 Covington 09 Nov 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20421
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00062199 Crenshaw 2 Nov 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14252
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
TROY000033293 St. Clair 11 Oct 2009 Brian R. Keener
5638
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00066578 Covington 26 Oct 1998 John R. MacDonald
12414
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UNA00069733 Covington 28 Oct 2008 C. J. Hansen
3549
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0000751 Escambia 16 Oct 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20307
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115476 Tuscaloosa 16 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7209
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00044969 Baldwin 7 Nov 1987 Robert R. Haynes
9256
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0000752 Sumter 01 Nov 2007 Keener, Brian R.
4009
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UNA00066193 Butler 11 Nov 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17232
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UNA00059851 Cherokee 23 Oct 2002 D. D. Spaulding
11657
UNA
Aster linariifolius L.
JSU115467 Cleburne 20 Oct 1982 Melanie G. Bussey
543
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115464 Cleburne 26 Oct 1994 S. E. Hruska
540
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00044968 Baldwin 13 Oct 1963 Sidney McDaniel
3905
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0001746 St. Clair 11 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5638
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UNA00044967 Jackson 7 Oct 1969 R. Kral
37565
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
USAM000001751 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
TROY000041209 Elmore 19 Sep 2011 Robert Pullen
273
TROY
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115470 Etowah 10 Oct 1995 L. Hodge-Spaulding
4395
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UWAL0000749 Covington 18 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5649
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AUA000024721 Covington 28 OCT 2008 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
3570
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
JSU115469 DeKalb 18 Sep 1992 J. M. Ballard
840
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000005005 Conecuh 27 OCT 1993 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
8943
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
TROY000002381 Crenshaw 19 Oct 1997 Alvin R. Diamond
11145
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000024702 Covington 28 OCT 2008 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
3549
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
USAM000001748 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115465 Cleburne 3 Nov 1983 R. D. Whetstone
13856
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UWAL0043926 Baldwin 24 Oct 2003 Larsen, H.S.
1266
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
UWAL0000750 Covington 28 Oct 2008 Hansen, C.J.
3549
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115472 Jackson 9 Oct 1998 K. R. Brodeur
1502
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000001440 Monroe 24 Oct 2000 Robert Kral
90558
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115460 Clay 15 Oct 1994 J. M. Ballard
5301
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000005007 Pike 4 NOV 1994 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9450
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
JSU115462 Clay 18 Oct 1980 R. D. Whetstone
10417
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002376 Butler 11 Nov 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17232
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000029361 Covington 21 OCT 2009 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4464
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
USAM000001747 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
UWAL0031846 Conecuh 01 Nov 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25642
UWAL
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115471 Etowah 25 Sep 1994 L. M. Hodge
3918
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000036031 Conecuh 24 Oct 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23532
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002378 Conecuh 21 Oct 1995 Alvin R. Diamond
10065
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00050348 Clay 5 Nov 1983 Melanie C. Bussey
940
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
AUA000025974 Sumter 1 NOV 2007 KEENER, BRIAN R.
4009
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
USAM000001750 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11637
USAM
Aster linariifolius Linnaeus
JSU115459 Clarke 31 Oct 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18986
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000026997 Baldwin 29 OCT 2007 BARGER, T. WAYNE
PERD-207
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
UNA00068747 Sumter 1 Nov 2007 Brian R. Keener
4009
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
JSU115474 Shelby 1 Oct 1986 S. J. Boehm
182
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
TROY000002379 Covington 07 Nov 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14875
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
UNA00044971 Mobile 6 Nov 1965 Rebecca Deramus
D805
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
TROY000030027 Covington 28 Oct 2008 Curtis J. Hansen
3549
TROY
Ionactis linarifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
JSU115473 Mobile 14 Oct 1993 D. D. Spaulding
4602
JSU
Ionactis linariifolia (Linnaeus) Greene
AUA000005006 Dale 26 OCT 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7932
AUA
IONACTIS LINARIIFOLIA (L.) GREENE
UNA00027726 Mobile 28 Oct 1878 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene
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