Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, withered by flowering except in inflorescence

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White/ Light blue
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 14-20 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in spreading panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphyotrichum dumosum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum dumosum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-037:
Aster dumosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bushy Aster, Long-stalked Aster, Rice-button Aster


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JK Marlow    jkm160913_027

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160923_736

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160926_742

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160926_743

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180918_4799

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm121004_214

October    Greenville County    SC

Distal cauline lvs 2-45mm x 0.5-4mm, reduced distally (abruptly on branches), per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm121004_221

October    Greenville County    SC

Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, smooth to scabrous above, glabrous beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm121004_225b

October    Greenville County    SC

Involucres cylindro-campanulate. Phyllaries appressed or slightly spreading, per Flora of North America.


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

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JK Marlow    jkm121005_256

October    Greenville County    SC

Inflorescence a loose panicle with numerous bracteal leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm161012_013

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm161012_014

October    Greenville County    SC

Rays 14-20, white or blue to lavender; disc flowers yellow or red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.