OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eurybia mirabilis   FAMILY Asteraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia mirabilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-004:
Aster commixtus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Aster, Bouquet Aster


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image of Eurybia mirabilis, Piedmont Aster, Bouquet Aster

Keith Bradley    kab_e_mirabilis_3812

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Eurybia mirabilis, Piedmont Aster, Bouquet Aster

Keith Bradley    kab_e_mirabilis_3829

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Eurybia mirabilis, Piedmont Aster, Bouquet Aster

Wesley Burnett    gwb2159_3669

October    Union County    SC

Rose Hill State Park

Rays 12-20, bluish-lavender to white, 1.5-2cm long; disc flowers yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eurybia mirabilis, Piedmont Aster, Bouquet Aster

Wesley Burnett    gwb2159_3671

October    Union County    SC

Rose Hill State Park

Lower leaves long-petioled w truncate to cordate bases; upper reduced, sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eurybia mirabilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia mirabilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-004:
Aster commixtus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

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2159

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in nutrient-rich bottomlands and moist slopes in the lower Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves often absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Bluish-lavender/ White
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in flat corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish/Purple
Achene

 

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