Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2974

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in savannas, sandhills, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Fall
Rays: Violet
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 11-26 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in loose panicles

FRUIT:
Fall
Dark brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum walteri   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum walteri   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (THE NAME PREOCCUPIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-019:
Aster squarrosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Walter's Aster