OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-023:
Aster novi-belgii   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
New York Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes, New York Aster

Will Stuart    wil_snbelodes_181104_3248

November    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

A portion of the infloresence showing distinct reflexed bracts & stem leaves. — Will Stuart

image of Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes, New York Aster

Will Stuart    wil_snbelodes_181104_3642

November    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Stem leaves long, slender, sessile, auriculate to very-slightly clasping.

image of Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes, New York Aster

Will Stuart    wil_snbelodes_181104_3651

November    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

The inflorescence of this tall streamhead aster.

image of Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes, New York Aster

Will Stuart    wil_snbelodes_181120_3633

November    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

A simple blossom showing both phylaries and reflexed bracts. — Will Stuart

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-023:
Aster novi-belgii   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

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3025

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Mountains)

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Purplish-blue (rarely white)
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple to brown
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 20-40 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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