OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
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


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image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs1

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs10

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs2

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

Inflorescence corymbiform, ray florets 8-15(-25), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs3

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

Leaf blades (1-nerved) linear to lance-linear or oblong-linear (grasslike), per Flora of North America.

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs4

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs5

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs7

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_br2good

August-September?        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
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

 

Find by scientific name:

2469

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare (endemic to the upper Piedmont)

Look for it in shallow soils on granitic flatrocks and granitic domes where moist from seasonal seepage, 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-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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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