OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum walteri   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum walteri

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus walteri

 

COMMON NAME:
Walter's Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum walteri, Walter's Aster

Will Stuart    wil4059940594_f22b386ed7

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Rays 11-26, corollas bluish-purple. Corollas of disc florets yellow, per Flora of North America.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum walteri   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum walteri

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus walteri

 

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2974

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain

Habitat: pine savannas, longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Fall
Rays: Bluish-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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