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 (rare outside of Mountains)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Pale violet (rarely white)
Disc: Whitish-yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum urophyllum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum urophyllum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-008:
Aster sagittifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

(?) Review of the taxonomy of Aster... emphasizing New World species (Nesom, 1994)
Symphyotrichum sagittifolium

(?) Aster cordifolius var. sagittifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
White Arrowleaf Aster, Arrowleaf Blue Wood Aster


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picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

Sam Pratt    sbp_3447

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Basal leaves shallowly cordate to truncate, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

Sam Pratt    sbp_3452

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Lvs thin, margins usually shallowly, to deeply serrate, rarely entire (distal), per Flora of North America.

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

Sam Pratt    sbp_3454

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Basal leaves long-petiolate, petioles not or narrowly winged, sheathing, per Flora of North America.

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

JK Marlow    jkm121027_753

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Phyllaries with linear-lanceolate-shaped green blaze (> 4x as long as wide), per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of North American asters

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

JK Marlow    jkm161019_965

October    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

JK Marlow    jkm161019_966

October    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

JK Marlow    jkm161020_973

October    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

JK Marlow    jkm161020_978

October    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

JK Marlow    jkm161020_979

October    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

Sam Pratt    sbp_2098

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Resembles A. cordifolius, but its inflorescence almost without leafiness, per Flora of the southeastern United States (JK Small, 1913).

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

Sam Pratt    sbp_2098b

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Distal lvs ± shortly winged-petiolate or sessile, bases attenuate to cuneate, per Flora of North America.

picture of Aster sagittifolius, image of Symphyotrichum urophyllum

Sam Pratt    sbp_2100

October    Spartanburg County    SC