Carolinas and Georgia

2069

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum rhiannon

 

COMMON NAME:
Buck Creek Aster, Rhiannon's Aster


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Look for it in an ultramafic outcrop barren, per Weakley's Flora

Forb

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare (endemic) (known only from the Buck Creek Serpentine Barren, Clay County, NC)

 

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

FLOWER:
Fall
Rays: Blue/ Pale violet
Disc: Yellow, lobes becoming purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 18-32 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in narrow panicles

FRUIT:
Fall
Achene

 

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Symphyotrichum rhiannon   FAMILY Asteraceae

Buck Creek Aster, Rhiannon's Aster