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 Coastal Plain)

Look for it in woodland borders, dry or dry-mesic woodlands, glades, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Pale yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in loose corymbs

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):
Doellingeria infirma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Doellingeria infirma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-040:
Aster infirmus   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Doellingeria infirma

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Flat-topped White Aster, Cornel-leaf Aster


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picture of Aster infirmus, image of Doellingeria infirma

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_doin2_001_lvd

        

picture of Aster infirmus, image of Doellingeria infirma

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_infirma_0003

July    Iredell County    NC

Cauline leaf blades broadly lanceolate to oblanceolate, bases cuneate, per Flora of North America.

picture of Aster infirmus, image of Doellingeria infirma

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_infirma_0004

July    Iredell County    NC

Five to ten white rays and a yellow disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Aster infirmus, image of Doellingeria infirma

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_infirma_0024

July    Iredell County    NC

A smaller plant than D. umbellata, with a more open inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.