Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


149

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in , spruce-fir forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Yellow becoming purplish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eurybia chlorolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia chlorolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-006b:
Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge White Heart-leaved Aster


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picture of Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis, image of Eurybia chlorolepis

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_13

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves ovate to lance-ovate or the upper elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis, image of Eurybia chlorolepis

JK Marlow    jkm150814_731

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Usually found above 1200m (vs. A. divaricatus usually found below 1200m), per The Taxonomic Status and Probable Origin of Aster chlorolepis, a Southern Appalachian Endemic (Lamboy, 1992).

picture of Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis, image of Eurybia chlorolepis

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3997

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Longest peduncle in capitulescence > 1.5cm (A. divaricatus < 1.5cm), per The Taxonomic Status and Probable Origin of Aster chlorolepis, a Southern Appalachian Endemic (Lamboy, 1992).

picture of Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis, image of Eurybia chlorolepis

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4001

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

picture of Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis, image of Eurybia chlorolepis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmechlorolep_whiteside1

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Rays white, usually 10 or more, 1.5-2cm long, disc flowers yellow or red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Aster divaricatus var. chlorolepis, image of Eurybia chlorolepis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmechlorolepis_craggy

Month Unknown    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway