Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2130

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in dry woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, rarely basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 15-20 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 laeve var. concinnum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-025b:
Aster laevis var. concinnus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aster concinnus

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrow-leaved Smooth Blue Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asco23_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum

JK Marlow    jkm060928_040

September    York County    SC

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Leaves lanceolate, 1-2 cm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum

JK Marlow    jkm060928_044

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

There are 15-20 blue or violet rays in each 3/4" head, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_laeve_concinnum

October