Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


168

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it on dry, rocky slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette usually withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet/ Pale blue-violet (rarely pinkish or 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 shortii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum shortii   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aster shortii

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aster camptosorus

 

COMMON NAME:
Short's Aster, Midwestern Blue Heart-leaved Aster