Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3402

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bottomlands, other moist sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White to light blue-violet
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in many-headed panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. latifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum var. latifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-033:
Aster simplex   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Aster lanceolatus var. simplex

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aster lanceolatus var. latifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Broad-leaved Panicled Aster