Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sericocarpus linifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sericocarpus linifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-002:
Aster solidagineus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster


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Look for it in dry woodlands, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

...Dry

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

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: White
Disc: White
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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



Sericocarpus linifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster