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Symphyotrichum chilense occurs in the far western part of North America from central California, northward through Oregon, Washington and southwestern British Columbia. The species is generally restricted to coastal habitats. It does not occur in Chile.

Known by the common name of Pacific aster, this perennial can reach a height of 40 to 100 centimeters, in co­lo­nial or tufted growth form. The plant exhibits long rhizom­es and from one to five or more ascending to erect stems. The distinctive flowers exhibit violet ray florets and yellow disc florets.


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