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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Doellingeria infirma   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Doellingeria infirma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Doellingeria infirma

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-040:
Aster infirmus   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Doellingeria infirma

 

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


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

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_infirma_0003

July    Iredell County    NC

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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.

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm190801_0379

August    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Stems ascending to erect, slightly to strongly flexuous, striate, glabrous, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm190801_0380

August    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaf bases cuneate, apices acuminate, margins finely ciliate, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm190801_0381

August    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Phyllaries erect, lanceolate to deltate, unequal, apices narrowly rounded, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm190801_0449

August    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Doellingeria infirma, Appalachian Flat-topped White Aster, Cornel-leaf Aster, Cornel-leaf Whitetop Aster, Appalachian Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm190801_0451

August    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Mid cauline blades 1-nerved, venation brochidodromous, per Flora of North America.

image of Doellingeria infirma, Appalachian Flat-topped White Aster, Cornel-leaf Aster, Cornel-leaf Whitetop Aster, Appalachian Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm190801_0455

August    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Doellingeria infirma, Appalachian Flat-topped White Aster, Cornel-leaf Aster, Cornel-leaf Whitetop Aster, Appalachian Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210824_2997

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210903_3264

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210903_3266

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Doellingeria infirma, Appalachian Flat-topped White Aster, Cornel-leaf Aster, Cornel-leaf Whitetop Aster, Appalachian Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210903_3268

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210903_3268b

September    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Doellingeria infirma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Doellingeria infirma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Doellingeria infirma

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-040:
Aster infirmus   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Doellingeria infirma

 

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156

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont) (rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Woodland borders, dry or dry-mesic woodlands, glades, per Weakley's Flora

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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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