Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3555

Forb
Annual

Native: south central US & Mexico
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, including mowed fields, periodically flooded floodplains, waste areas near wool-combing mill, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow
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 divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-029:
Aster exilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Aster subulatus

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Midwestern Salt-marsh Aster