Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2114

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it in mesic to dry-mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering)

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 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 lowrieanum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-007?:
Aster cordifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Aster lowrieanus

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum cordifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Heart-leaved Aster, Lowrie's Aster