Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2641

Shrub, Woody vine
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC

Look for it in swamps, thickets, marshes, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous to evergreen by production of new growth
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Purplish-blue
Disc: Yellow becoming rose-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 50-70 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in many-headed panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ampelaster carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ampelaster carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-026:
Aster carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Symphyotrichum carolinianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Aster