OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-025b:
Aster laevis var. concinnus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster concinnus

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Smooth Blue Aster, Harmonious Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum concinnum, Narrowleaf Smooth Blue Aster, Harmonious Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asco23_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum concinnum, Narrowleaf Smooth Blue Aster, Harmonious Aster

JK Marlow    jkm060928_040

September    York County    SC

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Leaves lanceolate, 1-2 cm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum concinnum, Narrowleaf Smooth Blue Aster, Harmonious Aster

JK Marlow    jkm060928_044

September    York County    SC

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There are 15-20 blue or violet rays in each 3/4" head, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Symphyotrichum concinnum, Narrowleaf Smooth Blue Aster, Harmonious Aster

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_laeve_concinnum

October        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-025b:
Aster laevis var. concinnus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster concinnus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2130

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Rare

Habitat: Dry woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, rarely basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 15-20 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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