Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3555

Forb
Annual

Native: south central US & Mexico

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Look for it in ponds, swamps, ditches, other wet disturbed areas, including mowed fields, yards, periodically flooded floodplains, eastwards in waste areas near wool-combing mills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

FLOWER:
WinterSummer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Violet
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
WinterSummer/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 divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum subulatum var. ligulatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Aster subulatus var. ligulatus

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Aster subulatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-029:
Aster exilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Midwestern Salt-marsh Aster, Annual Water Aster, Yard Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum divaricatum, Midwestern Salt-marsh Aster, Annual Water Aster, Yard Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asex5_001_lvd