OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum sericeum   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum sericeum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster sericeus

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus sericeus

 

COMMON NAME:
Western Silvery Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum sericeum, Western Silvery Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asse2_001_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum sericeum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster sericeus

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus sericeus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2884

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Glades, upland prairies, thin soils over calcareous outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Whitish becoming purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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