Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in sandhills, Piedmont woodlands, forest edges, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-027:
Aster concolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Silvery Aster


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picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

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

        

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

JK Marlow    jkm0510e_26b

October    Pickens County    SC

Leaves entire, mostly silky-hairy, lanceolate or oblong to broadly elliptic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

JK Marlow    jkm061029_008

October    Oconee County    SC

Roadside

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

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.

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

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.

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

JK Marlow    jkm061029_061

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_concolor_concolor

October        

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

JK Marlow    jkm131103_180

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

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

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

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.

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

JK Marlow    jkm131103_233

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

JK Marlow    jkm131103_238

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

JK Marlow    jkm151108_670

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

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.

picture of Aster concolor, image of Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor

Keith Bradley    kab_s_concolor_2898

November    Miami-Dade County    FL