OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-027:
Aster concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster concolor

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Virgulus concolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Silvery Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asco2_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210626_1709

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Leaves elliptic, erect and usually overlapping, with silvery appressed hairs, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm061029_025

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Involucres turbinate to hemispheric; bracts whitish with green apices, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm061029_044

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Flowers are borne in long narrow clusters at the tops of stem or branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm061029_061

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_concolor_concolor

October        

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131103_180

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131103_221

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Phyllaries in 3-5 series, appressed, strongly unequal, green distally, per Flora of North America.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of North American asters

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131103_227

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Pappi tan, (3.5)4-6 mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131103_233

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131103_238

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm151108_670

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

JK Marlow    jkm151108_675

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Phyllaries & upper stem lvs moderately to densely sericeous (silky-pubescent), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor, Eastern Silvery Aster

Keith Bradley    kab_s_concolor_2898

November    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaves sessile and broad-based but not strongly clasping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-027:
Aster concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster concolor

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Virgulus concolor

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare to uncommon in Mountains)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, Piedmont woodlands, forest edges, pine rocklands, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Whitish becoming purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in narrow wand-like panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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