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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Eurybia eryngiifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia eryngiifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Aster eryngiifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Eryngo-leaved Aster, Thistleleaf Aster


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image of Eurybia eryngiifolia, Eryngo-leaved Aster, Thistleleaf Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeeryngiifolia_budpob

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

A conspicuous rounded involucre of green bracts, per East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2005).


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image of Eurybia eryngiifolia, Eryngo-leaved Aster, Thistleleaf Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeeryngiifolia_pob20

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves linear with a grasslike appearance, a few with spiny teeth, per East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2005).

image of Eurybia eryngiifolia, Eryngo-leaved Aster, Thistleleaf Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeeryngiifolia_pob29

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

The 1.25" disk is encircled by 25-40 linear, mostly white rays, per East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2005).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Eurybia eryngiifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia eryngiifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aster eryngiifolius

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2449

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Wet pine savannas and pineland bogs, per Weakley's Flora

Native to Georgia

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: White/ Pinkish
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 25-60 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

Flower heads solitary or in elongate raceme-like arrays

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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