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 patens var. patens   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum patens var. patens   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum patens var. patens

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-010:
Aster patens   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Virgulus patens var. patens

 

COMMON NAME:
Late Purple Aster, Common Clasping Aster, Late Blue Aster, Skydrop Aster


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Look for it in dry woodlands, longleaf pine sandhills, roadsides, woodland edges, clearings, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)
Margins ciliate-crenulate to entire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet (rarely white)
Disc: Yellow, cream or white becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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Symphyotrichum patens var. patens   FAMILY Asteraceae

Late Purple Aster, Common Clasping Aster, Late Blue Aster, Skydrop Aster