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 in NC Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in moist to dryish forests, in NC mostly at moderate to high elevations, particularly in red oak forests on ridgetops, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate
Upper stem leaves sessile, lower stem leaves petiolate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Pale blue/ Whitish
Disc: Yellow becoming purplish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in 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):
Eurybia macrophylla   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia macrophylla   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-005:
Aster macrophyllus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-leaf Aster, Big-leaved Aster