Latin name: Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G. L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Pronunciation: sim-fee-oh-TRY-kum lan-see-oh-LAY-tum hes-PER-ee-um
Common name: Western lanceleaf aster
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Moist streambanks or meadows to about 5500' in chaparral, southern oak woodland and sagebrush scrub from cismontane Southern California north to Mono County
Blooming period: August to October
Name derivations: 1) Symphyotrichum 2) lanceolatum 3) hesperium