Carolinas and Georgia

1919

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum georgianum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum georgianum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum georgianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Aster patens var. georgianus

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus georgianus

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Aster


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Look for it in dry, rocky woodlands, woodland borders, roadbanks, powerline rights-of-way, primarily in places that formerly would have burned and likely been post oak or blackjack oak woodlands or savannas, also in thin soils around granitic flatrocks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

 

full sun partial shade ...Dry

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

FLOWER:
WinterFall
Rays: Deep blue-violet
Disc: White with purplish lobes
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in narrow raceme-like or broader panicle-like arrays, branches initially spreading then ascending

FRUIT:
WinterFall
Achene

 

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Symphyotrichum georgianum   FAMILY Asteraceae

Georgia Aster