OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum undulatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-009:
Aster undulatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster asperifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster claviger

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster corrigiatus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster gracilescens

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster linguiformis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster loriformis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster mohrii

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster proteus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster sylvestris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster triangularis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster truellius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster undulatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Wavyleaf Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asun2_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200717_6670

July    Jackson County    NC

Nantahala National Forest

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200717_6671

July    Jackson County    NC

Nantahala National Forest

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm150912_992

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Lowest stem leaves cordate, petiolate and auriculate clasping.

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7306

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm111008_738

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm111008_742

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Cauline leaf blades sessile and cordate-clasping, and/or... [see next photo]

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm111008_744

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

[continued] ... petiolate, petiole strongly dilated to a cordate-clasping base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm111008_745

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Leaves untoothed or weakly toothed, often wavy margined. — Ron Lance

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm111008_758

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131002_788

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Mid- & upper stem lvs cordate or auriculate-clasping and undulate (wavy).

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131002_789

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131002_797

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131002_799

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Loose panicles of blue to violet flowers, rays 12-20. — Ron Lance

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131002_813

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Its leaves are rough, essentially entire, and have wavy margins, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm131002_825

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm151009_413b

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Phyllaries appressed, green blaze lanceolate to elongate diamond-shaped, per Weakley's Flora (2015).


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

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm151009_416

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Stem densely puberulent, rarely glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201107_8086

November    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201107_8088

November    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201107_8089

November    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201107_8089b

November    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

Bracts pale with green diamond-shaped band near apex or along entire midrib, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm211106_4815

November    Pickens County    SC

Palmetto Trail

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm211106_4817

November    Pickens County    SC

Palmetto Trail

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm211106_4821

November    Pickens County    SC

Palmetto Trail

image of Symphyotrichum undulatum, Wavyleaf Aster

JK Marlow    jkm211106_4823

November    Pickens County    SC

Palmetto Trail

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum undulatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum undulatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-009:
Aster undulatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster asperifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster claviger

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster corrigiatus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster gracilescens

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster linguiformis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster loriformis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster mohrii

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster proteus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster sylvestris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster triangularis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster truellius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster undulatus

 

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173

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Habitat: Dry forests, woodlands, glades, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering, but new rosettes sometimes present)
Upper stem leaves sessile & clasping; lower stem leaves petiolate & clasping

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Pale violet (rarely white)
Disc: Cream or light yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in loose leafy panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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