Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, , mountain seepages and streambanks, other cool, moist situations, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, often appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Pale yellow becoming reddish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in open corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oclemena acuminata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oclemena acuminata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-011:
Aster acuminatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Wood Aster, Floral Wood Aster, Whorled Aster, Whorled Nodding-aster