Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3406

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by 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 panicles

FRUIT:
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Aster patens var. phlogifolius

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Clasping Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum phlogifolium, Appalachian Clasping Aster

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