Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1469

Forb
Perennial

Native in pitcherpant bogs & moist pinelands of SC & GA, naturalized in NC
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in Coastal Plain, a waif elsewhere (an endemic)

Look for it - it's native in pitcherplant bogs & moist pinelands of FL-GA-SC, rather frequently grown as a garden plant & naturalized from cultivation at least in NC, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Basal leaves evergreen
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Blue/ Violet
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Stokesia laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stokesia laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-23-001:
Stokesia laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Stoke's Aster, Blue Stokesia