OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-005:
Aster macrophyllus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster


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image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asma2_001_lvd

        

image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5062

May    Jackson County    NC

image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5063

May    Jackson County    NC

image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5065

May    Jackson County    NC

image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_04

August    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Basal leaves thick, long-stalked, with toothed cordate blade, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Big-leaved Aster and Schreber's Aster

image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4304

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm090913_040

September    Jackson County    NC

The plants form extensive clonal colonies, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eurybia macrophylla, Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster

Tim Spira    tpsemacrophylla

Month Unknown        

Rays 12-20, white to lavender, 1.5-2cm long; disc flowers yellow to red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-005:
Aster macrophyllus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

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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

map
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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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