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