Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3403

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it . It is commonly cultivated, rarely persisting or spreading short distances from plantings , per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Plants can spread aggressively by rhizomes in optimum growing conditions.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Lavender
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in spreading corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-038:
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tatarian Aster


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image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7674

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

An erect, tall-growing species (to 6'), per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7675

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Distinctive paddle-shaped lower leaves to 24"x6", the upper smaller, per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7676

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7677

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7678

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Abundant flowers to 1" across, with lavender to blue rays and yellow centers, per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.