OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-010?:
Aster patens   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Aster patens var. phlogifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster phlogifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus patens var. phlogifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Clasping Aster, Thinleaf Late Purple Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum phlogifolium, Appalachian Clasping Aster, Thinleaf Late Purple Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asph6_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-010?:
Aster patens   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Aster patens var. phlogifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster phlogifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Virgulus patens var. phlogifolius

 

Find by scientific name:

3406

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA)

Look for it in mesic, nutrient-rich mixed hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: White with purplish lobes
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in dense panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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