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 urophyllum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum urophyllum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
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) 179-47-008:
Aster sagittifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

(?) -
Aster cordifolius var. sagittifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
White Arrowleaf Aster, Arrowleaf Blue Wood Aster


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Look for it in moist to dry forests, fields, and roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare outside of Mountains)

 

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

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White to pale pink or lilac or light blue
Disc: Whitish to cream becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in dense panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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



Symphyotrichum urophyllum   FAMILY Asteraceae

White Arrowleaf Aster, Arrowleaf Blue Wood Aster