OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum praealtum var. angustior   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum praealtum

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Aster praealtus var. praealtus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Aster praealtus var. angustior

 

COMMON NAME:
Willowleaf Aster, Veiny-lined Aster, Tall Aster, Willow Aster


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum praealtum var. angustior   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum praealtum

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Aster praealtus var. praealtus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Aster praealtus var. angustior

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3405

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas (and reported for w. NC)

Rare

Habitat: fen-like calcareous wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at 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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