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 undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum undulatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-009:
Aster undulatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wavyleaf Aster


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Look for it in dry forests, woodlands, glades roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering, but new rosettes sometimes present)
Upper stem leaves sessile & clasping; lower stem leaves petiolate & clasping

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Pale violet (rarely white)
Disc: Cream or light yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in loose leafy panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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



Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

Wavyleaf Aster