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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Clasping Aster