Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Large-leaf Aster, Big-leaved Aster
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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.