Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


169

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette withered by 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

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 (1968) 179-47-002:
Aster solidagineus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf White-topped Aster, Slender White-topped Aster


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picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

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

        

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm120506_681

May    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

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.

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm120525_449

May    Oconee County    SC

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


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picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm120525_455

May    Oconee County    SC

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.

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm120525_457

May    Oconee County    SC

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

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslinifolius_nt2

May        

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0506i_03

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0506i_08

June    Oconee County    SC

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

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm140614_933

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm140614_933b

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm140614_937940

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm140614_942

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_linifoliusnarwhitop

June        

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0507l_26

July    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0507l_28

July    Oconee County    SC

picture of Aster solidagineus, image of Sericocarpus linifolius

JK Marlow    s050716_c

July    Oconee County    SC