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 lateriflorum   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-035:
Aster lateriflorus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Calico Aster, Starved Aster, Goblet Aster


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Look for it in mesic to dry upland forests and woodlands, swamps, wet pine flatwoods, clearings, old fields, roadsides, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves usually absent or withered at flowering, but new rosettes often present)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Whitish-yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with less than 15 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in loose leafy panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum   FAMILY Asteraceae

Calico Aster, Starved Aster, Goblet Aster