Fam: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Genus: Aster L.
Species: Aster tripolium L.
English Name: Sea aster
Biennial plants, high 20 - 60 cm. Leaves naked, inner sheath leaves almost membranous, colored and lies close.
„Флора на България”, Н. Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов, Наука и Изкуство, София, (1967)
The Sea Aster (Aster tripolium) is a plant of northern Europe that is confined in its distribution to salt marshes, estuaries and occasionally to inland salt works.
It is a perennial growing up to 50 cm tall with fleshy lanceolate leaves and purple ray florets flowering from July to September.
The plants tend to be short-lived and populations need significant new recruitment each year from new seedlings. There are rayed as well as rayless varieties and only the former have long blue or white florets. The plant flowers well into autumn and hence provides a valuable source of nectar for late-flying butterflies such as painted lady and red admiral .
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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:
Grow in damp places, especially along the coast, but also around former Straldzha swamp, in the valley of the Yantra river and in Belene region
up to 1000 m altitude. (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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