Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, , mountain seepages and streambanks, other cool, moist situations, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, often appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Pale yellow becoming reddish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in open corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oclemena acuminata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oclemena acuminata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-011:
Aster acuminatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Wood Aster, Floral Wood Aster, Whorled Aster, Whorled Nodding-aster


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image of Oclemena acuminata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asac6_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140519_939

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm140519_941

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm0407w_06

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm150814_717

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Flower heads nodding at first, erect in flower, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm150814_721

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Leaves elliptic, coarsely toothed, long-pointed, and tapered at the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm150814_780

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Largest leaves crowded on upper stem, forming what may appear to be a whorl, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Oclemena acuminata

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4064

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Oclemena acuminata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoacuminata_wtsm2

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Flower heads in an open corymb, with ~ 15 white rays & a yellow or red disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.