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

Uncommon

Look for it on rock outcrops, in 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
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in narrow corymbs

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):
Eurybia surculosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia surculosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-013:
Aster surculosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Aster


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picture of Aster surculosus, image of Eurybia surculosa

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

        

picture of Aster surculosus, image of Eurybia surculosa

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.

picture of Aster surculosus, image of Eurybia surculosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eurybia_surculosa

September        

picture of Aster surculosus, image of Eurybia surculosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eurybia_surculosa_2

September        

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


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of North American asters

picture of Aster surculosus, image of Eurybia surculosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmesurculosa_tr2

Month Unknown        

picture of Aster surculosus, image of Eurybia surculosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmesurculosa_tr4

Month Unknown        

picture of Aster surculosus, image of Eurybia surculosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmesurculosa_trsp1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park