Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3146

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhill ecotones and streamhead pocosins, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Yellow turning purplish with age
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in flat corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Doellingeria sericocarpoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Doellingeria sericocarpoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-041b:
Aster umbellatus var. brevisquamus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Aster sericocarpoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Doellingeria sericocarpoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Pocosin Flat-topped Aster, Southern Whitetop, Streamhead Flat-topped Aster