[Asters West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Common California Aster, Pacific Aster

Symphyotrichum chilense

Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis

Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis)

Pacific aster as seen near the trailhead at Indian Beach, Ecola State Park..........September 10, 2017.

Flower heads of Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis)

Close-up of the flower heads of Pacific aster as seen near the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Newport, Oregon...................October 7, 2009.

Flower head of Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Flower head of Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Involucral bracts of Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis)

Flower head and leaves of Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Stem leaves of Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis)

Additional views of the flower heads, involucral bracts and stem leaves of beach aster as seen on the beach next to Mo's Restaurant in Lincoln City, OR................October 7, 2009.

Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis)

Pacific aster as seen at left near the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Newport, Oregon...................October 7, 2009. The photo at right shows Pacific aster blooming along the Fort to Sea Trail (about one-third of a mile south of the Pioneer Church), Fort to Sea National and State Historical Parks.........September 28, 2018.

Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis) - Common California Aster, Pacific Aster: Symphyotrichum chilense (Synonyms: Aster chilensis, Aster chilensis ssp. chilensis, Aster chilensis var. chilensis)

Pacific aster as seen (at left) on a trail to the beach at Oceanside on the northern Oregon coast...........August 25, 2012. The photo at center shows pacific aster blooming near the restroom building at Ona Beach State Park on the Oregon coast........September 30, 2017. The photo at right shows pacific aster as seen at near the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR.........October 1, 2017.

Paul Slichter