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 dumosum var. dumosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum dumosum var. dumosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum dumosum

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Symphyotrichum dumosum var. dumosum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-037:
Aster dumosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bushy Aster, Long-stalked Aster, Rice Button Aster


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Look for it in old fields, disturbed areas, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Dry

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White/ Light blue
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 14-20 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in spreading panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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Symphyotrichum dumosum var. dumosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

Bushy Aster, Long-stalked Aster, Rice Button Aster