Fam: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Genus: Aster L.
Species: Aster amellus L.
English Name: Michaelmas daisy
Perennials. Peripheral blossoms in the baskets tabs, inner tubular. Baskets are smaller and usually collected in thyroid inflorescences.
f. amellus - Lower leaves broadly lanceolate to ovate - lanceolate. Widespread.
f. ottomanus (Vel.) (AO Vel., A. a. L. var. O. Vel.) - Lower leaves broadly ovate, the upper too broad to ovate.
Baskets larger. Middle Rhodopes. It occurs up to 1,000 m altitude.
„Флора на България”, Н. Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов, Наука и Изкуство, София, (1967)
Aster amellus, the European Michaelmas Daisy, is a perennialherbaceous plant of the genus Aster, belonging to the Asteraceae family.
Aster amellus reaches on average a height of 20–50 centimetres (7.9–20 in). The stem is erect and branched, the leaves are dark green. The basal leaves are obovate and petiolated, the cauline ones are alternate and sessile , increasingly narrower and lanceolate. The flowers are lilac.The hermaphroditic flowers are either self-fertilized ( autogamy ) or pollinated by insects ( entomogamy ).
The flowering period extends from July through October.
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Flowering Time: Blooms: June to September.
„Флора на България”, Н. Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов, Наука и Изкуство, София, (1967), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Distribution in Bulgaria: In all appropriate floristic regions. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.
Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law.Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие
Medical plant: it is not - http://lex.bg/laws/ldoc/2134916096
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