Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


157

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


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image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asla6_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm100730_206

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm120930_179

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm120930_179b

September    Greenville County    SC

Less than 15 white rays (occasionally w a lavender tinge). Disk purplish-red, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm120930_184

September    Greenville County    SC

Involucres turbinate; bracts whitish with green midrib, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of North American asters

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm140930_986

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_lateriflorum_lateri

September        

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm141025_330

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm141025_334

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm141025_336

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, flexible, serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum

JK Marlow    jkm141025_337

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

New vernal rosettes often developing at flowering, per Flora of North America.