OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Eurybia surculosa   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia surculosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eurybia surculosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-013:
Aster surculosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster surculosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Aster


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image of Eurybia surculosa, Creeping Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_assu9_001_lvd

        

image of Eurybia surculosa, Creeping Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmesurculosa_pc1

August    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Flowers in a corymbiform cluster, each with 15-30 violet rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eurybia surculosa, Creeping Aster

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eurybia_surculosa

September        

image of Eurybia surculosa, Creeping Aster

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eurybia_surculosa_2

September        

The involucral bracts are spreading but not recurved, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Eurybia surculosa, Creeping Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmesurculosa_tr2

Month Unknown        

image of Eurybia surculosa, Creeping Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmesurculosa_tr4

Month Unknown        

image of Eurybia surculosa, Creeping Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmesurculosa_trsp1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Eurybia surculosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia surculosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eurybia surculosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-013:
Aster surculosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster surculosus

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont (not found in the Coastal Plain)

Habitat: rock outcrops, glades, rocky woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 13-30 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in narrow corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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