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Aster glehnii F. Schmidt var. glehnii

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Aster L. (シオン)
A. glehnii F. Schmidt
Ulleungdo aster
Lifeform: perennial forb
Distribution: temperate Asia (Far East - Korea - Japan - Sakhalin - Kurile)
Seed dispersal: wind
Chromosome number: 2n = 18
var. hondoensis Kitam. (ゴマナ, 胡麻菜)
Distribution: Honshu Island
Involucre = 3-3.5 mm long
var. glehnii (Ezogomona, エゾゴマナ, 蝦夷胡麻菜)
Distribution: central to northern Japan
Habitat: sunny habitats, such as grasslands and forest edges

Field training on integrated environmental research (統合環境調査法実習) (fauna and flora 種リスト)
Flora on Mount Usu

Involucre = 4-5 mm long
Hair: more hairy than var. hondoensis
A. scaber

Aster glehnii in Hokkaido

Aster1 Aster2 Aster3
[1-3] along a paved road near Muroran Marine Station on August 20 2007.