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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-041a:
Aster umbellatus var. umbellatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Doellingeria umbellata

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Tall Flat-top White Aster, Northern Tall Whitetop Aster, Northern Tall Flat-top Aster


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image of Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata, Northern Tall Flat-top White Aster, Northern Tall Whitetop Aster, Northern Tall Flat-top Aster

JK Marlow    jkm150814_764

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Disk flowers 16-40 per head; ray flowers 5-14 per head, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata, Northern Tall Flat-top White Aster, Northern Tall Whitetop Aster, Northern Tall Flat-top Aster

JK Marlow    jkm150814_766

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Leaves mostly 4-6x as long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata, Northern Tall Flat-top White Aster, Northern Tall Whitetop Aster, Northern Tall Flat-top Aster

JK Marlow    jkm150814_768

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Leaves narrowly elliptic and entire, on short petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata, Northern Tall Flat-top White Aster, Northern Tall Whitetop Aster, Northern Tall Flat-top Aster

JK Marlow    jkm150814_796

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Plants with stems scattered from creeping rhizomes (forming clonal patches), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata, Northern Tall Flat-top White Aster, Northern Tall Whitetop Aster, Northern Tall Flat-top Aster

JK Marlow    jkm150814_798

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

The inflorescence is not an umbel but a flattish corymbiform cluster, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata, Northern Tall Flat-top White Aster, Northern Tall Whitetop Aster, Northern Tall Flat-top Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdumbellata_wsm1

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-041a:
Aster umbellatus var. umbellatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Doellingeria umbellata

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Wet meadows, pastures, bogs, fens, marshes, stream floodplains, roadbanks, to at least 1900 m, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

Flower heads in compact flat corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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