Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3025

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it in wet pine savannas, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Purplish-blue
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. elodes   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-023:
Aster novi-belgii   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
New York Aster