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

Common

Look for it in dry forests, woodlands, glades roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering, sometimes new rosette)
Upper stem leaves clasping, lower stem leaves petiolate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Pale violet (rarely white)
Disc: Whitish-yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in loose panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-009:
Aster undulatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wavyleaf Aster