Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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...Moist

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 (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?