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

Look for it in forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal mostly withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Whitish becoming purplish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 13-30 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in loose many-headed panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum retroflexum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum retroflexum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-024:
Aster curtisii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Aster retroflexus

 

COMMON NAME:
Curtis' Aster