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 bottomlands, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering, but often a new rosette)

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 (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum racemosum var. racemosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum racemosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

 

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.