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Little-known trick clears blurry eyesight

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Little-known trick clears blurry eyesight



rman botanist and horticulturist Andreas Voss further demoted Aster hirsuticaulis to a form of A. diffusus. Voss placed his form classifications of A. hirsuticaulis and A. bifrons under A. diffusus var. thyrsoideus. He stated that these forms "sind nur Ìppige, an schattigen und feuchten Orten stehende, lockerer gebaute, höhere Pflanzen", in English, "are just luxurious plants growing at shady and moist places, less branched and taller". That same year, Pennsylvania botanist Thomas Conrad Porter demoted A. hirsuticaulis to a variety of Britton's A. lateriflorus, which took precedence. After Nesom reclassified the varieties from genus Aster to Symphyotrichum,:?285? these became taxonomic synonyms of the new Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. hirsuticaule.

Variety horizontale
Herbarium specimen collected by T. Nuttall, 1831, in New Jersey. Identified as Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale. Hand labeled Aster divergens and Aster lateriforus (L.) Britten. New York Botanical Garden Steere Herbarium.
Herbarium specimen identified as S. lateriflorum var. horizontale, collected by T. Nuttall, 1831, in New Jersey
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale (Desf.) G.L.Nesom is commonly called horizontal calico aster. It has been in cultivation in Europe since the mid-1700s, and possibly before. The protologue for the earliest taxonomic synonym, Aster pendulus, was by William Aiton in 1789 who stated that the plant he was describing was cultivated in 1758 by English botanist Philip Miller:?204? who was chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1722 to 1770. In the preface of Hortus Kewensis, Aiton wrote that he remembered "several Plants to have been cultivated by Mr. Ph. Miller, in the Physick Garden at Chelsea, though no reference is made to them in  Gardener's Dictionary.":?x?

Nuttall demoted Aster pendulus to a variety of A. divergens in 1818.:?159? In 1833, American botanist Lewis Caleb Beck created A. miser var. pendulus from A. pendulus Aiton. His short description states that the leaves of the branches are "rather remote".:?186? In 1829, French botanist René Louiche Desfontaines described and nam

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