OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-025a:
Aster laevis var. laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster falcidens

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster laevis

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Blue Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum laeve, Smooth Blue Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asla5_001_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-025a:
Aster laevis var. laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster falcidens

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster laevis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3553

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare in GA & SC (as well as historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Habitat: Mesic hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, rarely basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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