Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Western Silvery Aster
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Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: Glades, upland prairies, thin soils over calcareous outcrops, per Weakley's Flora
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Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Whitish becoming purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads in panicles
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