Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Test-drive A Teaching Key to Asters.
Read more about Large-leaf Aster at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Large-leaf Aster, Bigleaf Aster
Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.
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.
COMPARE leaves of Big-leaved Aster and Schreber's Aster
JK Marlow jkm090913_040
September Transylvania County NC
The plants form extensive clonal colonies, per Weakley's Flora.
Tim Spira tpsemacrophylla
Rays 12-20, white to lavender, 1.5-2cm long; disc flowers yellow to red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.