Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2469

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in shallow soils on granitic flatrocks and granitic domes where moist from seasonal seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal often withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Bluish-white to deep violet
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in flat corymbs

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):
Eurybia avita   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia avita   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Alexander's Rock Aster