OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-016:
Aster oblongifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster oblongifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus oblongifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asob2_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster

JK Marlow    jkm120922_117

September    Greenville County    SC

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Rays 14-30, blue to violet, 1.5-2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster

JK Marlow    jkm120922_119b

September    Greenville County    SC

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Stems hairy or sticky; leaves rough, stiff, oblong, slightly clasping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster

JK Marlow    jkm120922_121

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster

JK Marlow    jkm120922_121b

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-016:
Aster oblongifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster oblongifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus oblongifolius

 

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161

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Habitat: rock outcrops and dry woodlands over limestone, calcareous shale, calcareous prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal sometimes persistent)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow becoming brown or reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 14-30 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in corymb-like or loose panicle-like arrays, branches initially spreading then ascending

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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