Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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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: 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.


camera icon Common Name: New York Aster
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster novi-belgii 179-47-023

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


A portion of the infloresence showing distinct reflexed bracts & stem leaves. — Will Stuart


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curtis's Aster, Rigid Whitetop Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum retroflexum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum retroflexum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Aster retroflexus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster curtisii 179-47-024

13-30 blue to purple rays Disc florets cream to pale yellow becoming pinkish, per Flora of North America.


range map need picture of flower of Symphyotrichum laeve, Smooth Blue Aster
Common Name: Smooth Blue Aster
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Symphyotrichum laeve
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster laevis var. laevis 179-47-025a

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster falcidens

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster laevis


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Smooth Blue Aster, Harmonious Aster
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Symphyotrichum concinnum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster laevis var. concinnus 179-47-025b

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


There are 15-20 blue or violet rays in each 3/4" head, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ampelaster carolinianus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ampelaster carolinianus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003) Symphyotrichum carolinianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster carolinianus 179-47-026

50-70 rays per hd. Disc flwrs yellow, turn red presumably after pollination, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Silvery Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum concolor
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster concolor 179-47-027

Flowers are borne in long narrow clusters at the tops of stem or branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


range map need picture of flower of Symphyotrichum sericeum, Western Silvery Aster
Common Name: Western Silvery Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum sericeum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum sericeum

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


camera icon Common Name: Eastern Saltmarsh Aster, Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum subulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum subulatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Symphyotrichum subulatum var. subulatum

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster subulatus 179-47-028

Flower heads in open, diffuse, paniculiform arrays, per Flora of North America.


range map need picture of flower of Symphyotrichum divaricatum, Midwestern Salt-marsh Aster
Common Name: Midwestern Salt-marsh Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum divaricatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum divaricatum

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Aster subulatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster exilis 179-47-029

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Perennial Saltmarsh Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum tenuifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum tenuifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster tenuifolius 179-47-030

Flower heads in open, diffuse, paniculiform arrays. Ray florets 10-25, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Frost Aster, White Heath Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster pilosus 179-47-032

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Aster pilosus var. pilosus


Heads 1/2-3/4" wide with 20-30 rays and yellow or red disks, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


range map need picture of flower of Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum, White Panicle Aster, Tall White Aster, Panicled Aster
Common Name: White Panicle Aster, Tall White Aster, Panicled Aster
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum var. lanceolatum

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster simplex 179-47-033

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Calico Aster, Starved Aster
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster lateriflorus 179-47-035

Less than 15 white rays (occasionally w a lavender tinge). Disk purplish-red, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small White Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum racemosum var. racemosum
(?) PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum racemosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Symphyotrichum racemosum var. racemosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster vimineus 179-47-036

Diffuse paniculiform arrays, branches spreading horizontally or arching, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bushy Aster, Long-stalked Aster, Rice-button Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum dumosum +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum dumosum +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aster dumosus 179-47-037

Rays 14-20, white or blue to lavender; disc flowers yellow or red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Buck Creek Aster, Rhiannon's Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum rhiannon

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Symphyotrichum rhiannon


Ray florets 18-32, corollas 6-9 mm long, per A new species of Symphyotrichum from a serpentine barren in western North Carolina. Sida (Kauffman et al, 2004).


range map need picture of flower of Symphyotrichum praealtum var. angustior, Willow Aster, Veiny Lined Aster, Tall Aster
Common Name: Willow Aster, Veiny Lined Aster, Tall Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum praealtum var. angustior
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum praealtum var. angustior

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America Symphyotrichum praealtum

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Aster praealtus


range map need picture of flower of Symphyotrichum shortii, Short's Aster, Midwestern Blue Heart-leaved Aster
speaker icon Common Name: Short's Aster, Midwestern Blue Heart-leaved Aster
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphyotrichum shortii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphyotrichum shortii

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster camptosorus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aster shortii


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"A 'key' is simply a method of elimination. Choices are commonly given as paired statements, and after reading each pair of statements (called a 'couplet'), the reader chooses the statement that applies to the specimen at hand...." — Ron Lance, Woody Plants of the Southeastern US, A Winter Guide