Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist to fairly dry forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia divaricata   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

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


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image of Eurybia divaricata

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

        

image of Eurybia divaricata

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

        

image of Eurybia divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm0309m_12

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

image of Eurybia divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm0409d_05

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

image of Eurybia divaricata

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

JK Marlow    jkm121024_712

October    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

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

image of Eurybia divaricata

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.