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

Common

Look for it in old fields, disturbed areas, woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 20-30 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in bushy many-headed panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-032:
Aster pilosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Aster pilosus var. pilosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Frost Aster, White Heath Aster