OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sericocarpus linifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sericocarpus linifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-002:
Aster solidagineus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_seli5_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm220412_6734

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_681

May    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_353

May    Oconee County    SC

Leaves sessile, linear to narrowly elliptic, not differing very much in size, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslinifolius_nt2

May        

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Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_mystery1

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0506i_08

June    Oconee County    SC

Flowers in densely-flowered flat-topped inflorescences, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_933b

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_937940

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_942

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210626_1655

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Sericocarpus linifolius, Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210626_1658

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Sericocarpus linifolius, Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210626_1661

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Involucral bracts whitish with green tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Sericocarpus linifolius, Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8388

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Sericocarpus linifolius, Narrowleaf Whitetop Aster, Slender Whitetop Aster

JK Marlow    jkm220609_8472

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Leaves entire, to 0.5" wide, more than 5x long as wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm220609_8506

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Ray flowers white to pink, 3-6, narrow, 0.2-0.4" long; disk flowers cream, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507l_28

July    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    s050716_c

July    Oconee County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sericocarpus linifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sericocarpus linifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-002:
Aster solidagineus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

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169

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry woodlands, woodland margins, longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: White
Disc: White
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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