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

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, withered by flowering except in inflorescence

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White/ Light blue
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 14-20 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in spreading 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 dumosum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum dumosum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-037:
Aster dumosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bushy Aster, Long-stalked Aster, Rice-button Aster