Latin name: Symphyotrichum spathulatum (Lindl) G.L.
  Nesom var. spathulatum
  Pronunciation: sim-fee-oh-TRY-kum spath-yoo-LAY-tum

  Common name: Western mountain aster
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Moist habitats, 4000'-10000', montane coniferous
  forest

  Blooming period: July to September
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Symphyotrichum
  2) spathulatum
  Formerly Aster occidentalis var. occidentalis
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