Ionactis linariifolia

Stiff-leaved Aster, Flax-leaf Ankle-aster, Flax-leaf Aster, aster à feuilles de linaires

Ionactis linariifolia (L.) Greene is native sandy and sometimes in clay soils in coastal plain communities or sandy cracks and ledges of acid rocks in stream falls or rapids from southern Quebec to New Brunswick south to eastern Texas and Florida (Nesom 2006 FNA).  It is the only species in the genus in eastern North America.  Plants are basally herbaceous with stems and leaves are eglandular, heads  usually in loose  corymbiform arrays, and disc florets bisexual and fertile.  The species is diploid (2n=18).