OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum tenuifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum tenuifolium var. tenuifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-030:
Aster tenuifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perennial Saltmarsh Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum tenuifolium, Perennial Saltmarsh Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aste2_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum tenuifolium, Perennial Saltmarsh Aster

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_symph_tenuifolium1

September    Dare County    NC

Flower heads in open, diffuse, paniculiform arrays. Ray florets 10-25, per Flora of North America.

image of Symphyotrichum tenuifolium, Perennial Saltmarsh Aster

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_symph_tenuifolium1b

September    Dare County    NC

Leaves few, leaf blades succulent, linear or nearly so, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum tenuifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum tenuifolium var. tenuifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-030:
Aster tenuifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

Find by scientific name:

2320

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain

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

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering, but new rosettes often present)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Pale violet/ White
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in loose panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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