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 (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bottomlands, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering, but new rosettes often present)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White/ Pale violet
Disc: Whitish-yellow becoming reddish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in loose leafy panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum racemosum var. racemosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum racemosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum racemosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Symphyotrichum racemosum var. racemosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-036:
Aster vimineus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Small White Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum racemosum var. racemosum, Small White Aster

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_symph_racemosum1

October    Camden County    NC

Diffuse paniculiform arrays, branches spreading horizontally or arching, per Flora of North America.