Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in (GA) (NC) (SC)

Look for it in dry to moist areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually withered by flowering, but often a new rosette)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Whitish-yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with less than 15 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in loose leafy 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 (5/21/15):
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-035:
Aster lateriflorus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Calico Aster, Starved Aster