This name is a synonym of Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L.Nesom.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50283756) with original publication details: Fl. Philadelph. Prodr. 2: 117 1818.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50283756.