Latin name: Symphyotrichum chilense (Nees) G.L. Nesom
Pronunciation: sim-fee-oh-TRY-kum chil-EN-see
Common name: Chile aster, Pacific aster, coast aster
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Dry banks and grassy fields to 5000', many plant communities from Santa Barbara Co. to San Diego Co., Santa Cruz Id.
Blooming period: June to October
Name derivations: 1) Symphyotrichum 2) chilense
NOTE: Formerly Aster chilensis. When this taxon was named, it was mistakenly thought to occur in Chile.