Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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range map need picture of flower of Xanthium spinosum, Spiny Cocklebur
speaker icon Common Name: Spiny Cocklebur
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Xanthium spinosum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Xanthium spinosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xanthium spinosum 179-03-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Acanthoxanthium spinosum


range map need picture of flower of Xanthium orientale, Oriental Cocklebur
Common Name: Oriental Cocklebur
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Xanthium orientale
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Xanthium strumarium var. canadense

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012) Xanthium strumarium


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Cocklebur
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Xanthium chinense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xanthium strumarium var. glabratum

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012) Xanthium strumarium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xanthium strumarium var. glabratum 179-03-002b

Female flowers enclosed by the involucre, forming a bur w hooked bristles, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Butterweed, Smooth Ragwort, Yellowtop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera glabella
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Packera glabella
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio glabellus 179-19-002

10-15 showy ray flowers, 0.2-0.4" long, surround 0.25" disk, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera millefolium
(?) PLANTS National Database: Packera millefolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Packera millefolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio millefolium 179-19-003

Ray florets 8-10(-13); disc florets 35-50 or more, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small's Ragwort, Squaw-weed, Appalachian Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera anonyma
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Packera anonyma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990) Senecio anonymus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio smallii 179-19-004

8-15 ray flowers, 0.2-0.3" long, surround a disk 0.2-0.3" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woolly Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera tomentosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Packera tomentosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio tomentosus 179-19-005

Ray florets 10 or 13; disc florets 50-60 or more, per Flora of North America.


camera icon Common Name: Balsam Groundsel, Balsam Ragwort, Northern Meadow Groundsel
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Packera paupercula var. paupercula
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Packera paupercula
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio pauperculus 179-19-006

Heads few, generally 5-20, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Packera crawfordii, Bog Ragwort, Groundsel
Common Name: Bog Ragwort, Groundsel
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera crawfordii
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Packera paupercula

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America Packera paupercula

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio pauperculus 179-19-006?

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Senecio crawfordii


range map need picture of flower of Packera paupercula var. appalachiana, Appalachian Ragwort
speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Packera paupercula var. appalachiana
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO OUR MATERIAL) PLANTS National Database: Packera plattensis

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO OUR MATERIAL) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Senecio plattensis


camera icon Common Name: Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Packera serpenticola
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Packera serpenticola

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO OUR MATERIAL) (?) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Senecio plattensis

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) (?) Packera paupercula var. appalachiana


Ray florets 9-11, lemon yellow. Disc florets 18-20, lemon yellow, per Packera serpenticola, a New Species from North Carolina (Boufford et al., 2014).


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Robbins' Ragwort, New England Ragwort, New England Groundsel, Schweinitz's Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera schweinitziana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Packera schweinitziana

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Segregates of Senecio & Cacalia in the flora of North America... (Barkley, 1999) Packera schweinitzianus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990) Senecio schweinitzianus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio robbinsii 179-19-007

Heads 8-20+ in loose, corymbiform arrays, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Ragwort, Heartleaf Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera aurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Packera aurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio aureus 179-19-008

10-12 ray flowers, 0.25-0.5" long. Disk 0.2-0.5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundleaf Ragwort, Roundleaf Groundsel, Spatulate-leaved Ragwort, Running Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Packera obovata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Packera obovata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio obovatus 179-19-009

8-10 irregularly spaced ray flowers. Disk yellow, 0.3-.6" across, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Senecio jacobaea, Tansy Ragwort
Common Name: Tansy Ragwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Senecio jacobaea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Jacobaea vulgaris


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leopard's-bane, Southeastern Arnica
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arnica acaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arnica acaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arnica acaulis 179-21-001

A branched inflorescence has up to about 30 flower heads, each w 10-15 rays, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woolly Sunbonnets, Pineland Daisy, Night-nodding Bog-dandelion, Sunbonnets
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Chaptalia tomentosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chaptalia tomentosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chaptalia tomentosa 179-22-001

Flower heads grow singly, nodding at first, eventually erect, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stokes Aster, Stokesia, Blue Stokesia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Stokesia laevis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stokesia laevis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stokesia laevis 179-23-001

Ray flowers 5-lobed, 2.5-3.5cm long, lobes 5-12mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Centaurea ×moncktonii, Meadow Knapweed
Common Name: Meadow Knapweed
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Centaurea ×moncktonii
(?) PLANTS National Database: Centaurea ×moncktonii

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014) Centaurea monctonii

(?) Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012) Centaurea debeauxii ssp. thuillieri


range map need picture of flower of Centaurea jacea, Brown Knapweed
Common Name: Brown Knapweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Centaurea jacea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Centaurea jacea

camera icon Common Name: Tyrol Knapweed, Short-fringed Knapweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Centaurea nigrescens
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Centaurea nigrescens

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database Centaurea transalpina


Outer flowers of the heads larger than others, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Robin's Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron pulchellus 179-44-001

Usually 2-5 flower heads with 50-100 ray flowers terminating a hairy stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Daisy Fleabane, Philadelphia Fleabane, Philadelphia-daisy, Common Fleabane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron philadelphicus 179-44-002

Heads 0.5-1.0" across, numerous, each w usually more than 150 ray flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Fleabane, Oakleaf Fleabane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erigeron quercifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erigeron quercifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron quercifolius 179-44-003

Similar to E. philadelphicus, but usualy shorter. Rays 100-150, only 3-5mm, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Daisy Fleabane, Annual Fleabane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erigeron annuus
(?) PLANTS National Database: Erigeron annuus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron annuus 179-44-004

Flower heads 1/2 to 3/4" wide with 50 or many more white rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Daisy Fleabane, Common Rough Fleabane, Prairie Fleabane, Slender Daisy Fleabane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erigeron strigosus var. strigosus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Erigeron strigosus var. strigosus

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database Erigeron strigosus var. beyrichii

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron strigosus 179-44-005

Flower heads several to many, each 1/2" wide or less, with 50-100 rays, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whitetop Fleabane, Savanna Daisy Fleabane, Early Whitetop Fleabane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erigeron vernus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erigeron vernus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron vernus 179-44-006

Flower heads with 20-30 white (rarely lavender) ray flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Erigeron bonariensis, South American Horseweed, Hairy Fleabane
Common Name: South American Horseweed, Hairy Fleabane
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Erigeron bonariensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Conyza bonariensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron bonariensis 179-44-007

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Leptilon bonariense

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Leptilon linifolium


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Horseweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Erigeron canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Conyza canadensis var. canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron canadensis var. canadensis 179-44-008a

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Erigeron canadensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Leptilon canadense


The involucre is 1/8" high, and the whitish rays are narrow, short and erect, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Southern Horseweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Erigeron pusillus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Conyza canadensis var. pusilla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erigeron canadensis var. pusillus 179-44-008b

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Conyza canadensis var. pusilla

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Erigeron pusillus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Leptilon pusillum


The involucre is 1/8" high, and the whitish rays are narrow, short and erect, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Doll's Daisy, Boltonia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Boltonia caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boltonia caroliniana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boltonia caroliniana 179-45-001

Ray florets 25-36, corollas white to lilac, laminae 3-7.5mm, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Doll's Daisy, Boltonia, Smallhead Doll's-daisy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boltonia caroliniana 179-45-001?

Ray florets 20-40, corollas white to lilac, laminae 3-6.3mm, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Doll's Daisy, White Doll's Daisy, False Aster, Boltonia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Boltonia asteroides var. asteroides
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boltonia asteroides 179-45-002

Ray florets 20-60; corollas white to lilac, laminae 5-13mm, per Flora of North America.


camera icon Common Name: Eastern Western-daisy, Entireleaf Western-daisy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Astranthium integrifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Astranthium integrifolium ssp. integrifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Astranthium integrifolium var. integrifolium


Flower heads from 0.7-1.4" wide, with 8-30 white rays tinged with lavender, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Toothed Whitetop Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sericocarpus asteroides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sericocarpus asteroides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster paternus 179-47-001

The so-called White-topped Asters have about 5 rays and creamy-white disks, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sericocarpus linifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sericocarpus linifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster solidagineus 179-47-002

Ray flowers white to pink, 3-6, narrow, 0.2-0.4" long; disk flowers cream, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Twisted-leaf Whitetop Aster, Dixie Whitetop Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sericocarpus tortifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sericocarpus tortifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster tortifolius 179-47-003

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Sericocarpus bifoliatus


Bracts at base of flowerheads distinctly green-tipped; 2-5 white ray flowers, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Piedmont Aster, Bouquet Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia mirabilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia mirabilis
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster commixtus 179-47-004

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster mirabilis


Rays 12-20, bluish-lavender to white, 1.5-2cm long; disc flowers yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia macrophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia macrophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster macrophyllus 179-47-005

Rays 12-20, white to lavender, 1.5-2cm long; disc flowers yellow to red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia divaricata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia divaricata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster divaricatus var. divaricatus 179-47-006a

The inflorescence is corymbiform; flowers have 5-10 white rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Ridge White Heart-leaved Aster, Mountain Wood-aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia chlorolepis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia chlorolepis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis 179-47-006b

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster chlorolepis


Rays white, usually 10 or more, 1.5-2cm long, disc flowers yellow or red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Heartleaf Aster, Common Blue Wood Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum cordifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum cordifolium

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America Symphyotrichum cordifolium

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster cordifolius 179-47-007

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster cordifolius


Ray florets (8)10-16(20). Disc florets cream or light yellow becoming purple, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Heartleaf Aster, Lowrie's Blue Wood Aster, Lowrie's Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum lowrieanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum lowrieanum

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America Symphyotrichum cordifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990) Aster lowrieanus

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster cordifolius 179-47-007?

Flower heads in ~ densely paniculiform arrays, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Arrowleaf Aster, Arrowleaf Blue Wood Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum urophyllum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum urophyllum

(?) Review of the taxonomy of Aster... emphasizing New World species (Nesom, 1994) Symphyotrichum sagittifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster sagittifolius 179-47-008

(?) Aster cordifolius var. sagittifolius


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wavyleaf Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum undulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum undulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster undulatus 179-47-009

Loose panicles of blue to violet flowers, rays 12-20. — Ron Lance


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Late Purple Aster, Common Clasping Aster, Late Blue Aster, Skydrop Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum patens var. patens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum patens var. patens
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster patens 179-47-010

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Aster patens var. patens


The 1" heads have ~ 20 blue or violet rays & yellow or reddish disk flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum georgianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum georgianum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster patens 179-47-010?

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster georgianus


Disc florets white w purplish lobes. Anthers purplish, pollen white, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Symphyotrichum phlogifolium, Appalachian Clasping Aster, Thinleaf Late Purple Aster
Common Name: Appalachian Clasping Aster, Thinleaf Late Purple Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum phlogifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum phlogifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990) Aster patens var. phlogifolius

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster patens 179-47-010?

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster phlogifolius


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whorled Wood Aster, Floral Wood Aster, Whorled Aster, Whorled Nodding-aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oclemena acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oclemena acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster acuminatus 179-47-011

Flower heads in an open corymb, with ~ 15 white rays & a yellow or red disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


range map need picture of flower of Eurybia spectabilis, Low Showy Aster, Eastern Showy Aster
Common Name: Low Showy Aster, Eastern Showy Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia spectabilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia spectabilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster spectabilis 179-47-012

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia surculosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia surculosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster surculosus 179-47-013

Flowers in a corymbiform cluster, each with 15-30 violet rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Savannah Grass-leaved Aster, Southern Swamp Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia paludosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia paludosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster paludosus 179-47-014

Ray flowers 15-35, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slender Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eurybia compacta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eurybia compacta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster gracilis 179-47-015

Ray florets (5)8-14; corollas blue-violet to rose-purple or bluish, often pale, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster oblongifolius 179-47-016

Rays 14-30, blue to violet, 1.5-2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: New England Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster novae-angliae 179-47-017

Well over 50 ray flowers in each 1-2" head; their color is intense, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Big-headed Aster, Rough Aster, Large-headed Aster, Largeflower Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum grandiflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum grandiflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster grandiflorus 179-47-018

A many-headed panicle with numerous small bracteal leaves. Heads w 20-30 rays, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Walter's Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH (THE NAME PREOCCUPIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster squarrosus 179-47-019

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster walteri


Rays 11-26, corollas bluish-purple. Corollas of disc florets yellow, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purplestem Aster, Swamp Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster puniceus 179-47-020

Numerous light blue or lavender rays; disk flowers pale yellow or red, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elliott's Aster, Southern Swamp Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum elliottii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum elliotii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster elliottii 179-47-021

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aster puniceus var. elliottii


Similar to S. puniceum but that has auriculate leaf bases, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Crooked-stem Aster, Zigzag Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum prenanthoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum prenanthoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster prenanthoides 179-47-022

The 1" heads have 20-35 blue or lavender rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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"If you want to support lots of wildlife, you must supply as many different species of native plants as you can. A good place to pack in that plant diversity is in hedgerows and border plantings." — Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home