OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eurybia divaricata   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia divaricata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eurybia divaricata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-006a:
Aster divaricatus var. divaricatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asdi_001_lvd

        

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aste17_001_lvd

        

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210401_9069

April    Polk County    NC

Leaves essentially glabrous, smooth to slightly scabrous above, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210401_9071

April    Polk County    NC

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0383

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm190719_9996

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6858

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves well-stalked, coarsely sharp-toothed, and cordate-ovate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6860

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Phyllaries strongly unequal, outer green zones in distal one-half to one-third, per Flora of North America.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of North American asters

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm0309m_12

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm0409d_05

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eurybia_divaricata

September        

Often confused w E. chlorolepis, E. schreberi, or Symphyotrichum cordifolium, per Flora of North America.

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm121024_712

October    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm121024_726729

October    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

The inflorescence is corymbiform; flowers have 5-10 white rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eurybia divaricata, White Wood-aster, Woodland Aster, Common White Heart-leaved Aster

JK Marlow    jkm221004_0119

October    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eurybia divaricata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia divaricata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eurybia divaricata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-006a:
Aster divaricatus var. divaricatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

153

Forb

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Moist to fairly dry forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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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