Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2159

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in nutrient-rich bottomlands and moist slopes in the lower Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal often withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Bluish-lavender/ White
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in flat corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish/Purple
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia mirabilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-004:
Aster commixtus   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Aster


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picture of Aster commixtus, image of Eurybia mirabilis

Keith Bradley    kab_e_mirabilis_3812

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

picture of Aster commixtus, image of Eurybia mirabilis

Keith Bradley    kab_e_mirabilis_3829

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

picture of Aster commixtus, image of Eurybia mirabilis

Wesley Burnett    gwb2159_3669

October    Union County    SC

Rose Hill State Park

Rays 12-20, bluish-lavender to white, 1.5-2cm long; disc flowers yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Aster commixtus, image of Eurybia mirabilis

Wesley Burnett    gwb2159_3671

October    Union County    SC

Rose Hill State Park

Lower leaves long-petioled w truncate to cordate bases; upper reduced, sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.