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

Rare in GA, NC, SC

Look for it in wet meadows, bogs, prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Purplish-blue
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with over 50 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in 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 (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-017:
Aster novae-angliae   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
New England Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asno_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

JK Marlow    jkm120815_805

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Well over 50 ray flowers in each 1-2" head; their color is intense, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

JK Marlow    jkm120815_808

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

JK Marlow    jkm120815_812

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves entire, lanceolate, pointed lobes at base conspicuously clasping stem, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

JK Marlow    jkm0109a_02

September    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

JK Marlow    jkm090924_035

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

JK Marlow    jkm090924_037

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_novae_angliae_2

September        

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_novae_angliae

October        

image of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_novae_angliae_3

October