Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in rock outcrops & dry woodlands over limestone, calcareous shale, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal sometimes persistent)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 14-30 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in 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 oblongifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-016:
Aster oblongifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Aromatic Aster, Shale-barren Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asob2_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

JK Marlow    jkm120922_117

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Rays 14-30, blue to violet, 1.5-2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

JK Marlow    jkm120922_119b

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Stems hairy or sticky; leaves rough, stiff, oblong, slightly clasping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

JK Marlow    jkm120922_121

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

image of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

JK Marlow    jkm120922_121b

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale