Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Unlike S. dumosum, the branches of S. simmondsii have relatively few bract-like leaves, and unlike S. pilosum, S. simmondsii is generally glabrous. Read more about how S. simmondsii compares to other "small white asters" at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Florida wet prairies, wet pine flatwoods, ditches, other moist to wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)
Long rhizomatous, forming clonal colonies
Rays: Light blue-violet to whitish
Disc: Yellow becoming reddish
Flower heads with 18-38 ray flowers
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads in raceme-like or panicle-like arrays, branches spreading or ascending
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