Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA (historic in NC)

Look for it on dry, rocky slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette usually absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet/ Pale blue-violet (rarely pinkish or white)
Disc: Cream or light yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in leafy panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum shortii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum shortii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Aster shortii

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

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

INCLUDING -
Aster shortii var. camptosorus

 

COMMON NAME:
Short's Aster, Midwestern Blue Heart-leaved Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum shortii, Short's Aster, Midwestern Blue Heart-leaved Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_assh_001_lvd