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 (uncommon in GA, rare in Mountains)

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

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White/Pink/Lavender
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

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):
Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boltonia asteroides var. asteroides   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-45-002:
Boltonia asteroides   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Doll's Daisy, White Doll's Daisy, False Aster, Boltonia


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image of Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120922_086

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Numerous flower heads, borne in an intricately branched leafy corymb, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120922_087

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

image of Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120922_088

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

The smooth blue-green leaves are 3-5" long and taper at both ends, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120922_091

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Leaves elliptic to linear, very variable in size, merging into bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_boltonia_asteroides

September        

Ray florets 20-60; corollas white to lilac, laminae 5-13mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_boltonia_asteroides_1

September