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


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picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asac6_001_lvd

        

picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_939

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_941

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm0407w_06

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm150814_717

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Flower heads nodding at first, erect in flower, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm150814_721

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Leaves elliptic, coarsely toothed, long-pointed, and tapered at the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm150814_780

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Largest leaves crowded on upper stem, forming what may appear to be a whorl, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Aster acuminatus, image of Oclemena acuminata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoacuminata_wtsm2

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Flower heads in an open corymb, with ~ 15 white rays & a yellow or red disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.