Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-027:
Aster concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aster concolor

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Virgulus concolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Silvery Aster


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, Piedmont woodlands, forest edges, pine rocklands, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare to uncommon in Mountains)

 

full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Whitish becoming purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in narrow wand-like panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

Eastern Silvery Aster