Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2448

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont) (rare in GA)

Look for it in pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal often withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Pale yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in many-headed corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Light brown
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia compacta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-015:
Aster gracilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Aster


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image of Eurybia compacta

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asgr7_001_lvd

        

image of Eurybia compacta

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_eurybia_compacta1

September    Moore County    NC

image of Eurybia compacta

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_eurybia_compacta1b

September    Moore County    NC

Leaves thick, firm (only midnerves conspicuous), scabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Eurybia compacta

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_eurybia_compacta1c

September    Moore County    NC

Ray florets (5)8-14; corollas blue-violet to rose-purple or bluish, often pale, per Flora of North America.