Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3405

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in fen-like calcareous wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Pale blue-violet
Disc: Whitish-yellow becoming purplish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in leafy panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum praealtum var. angustior   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Aster praealtus

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum praealtum

 

COMMON NAME:
Willow Aster, Veiny Lined Aster, Tall Aster