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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 avita   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia avita   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)

Aster avitus

 

COMMON NAME:
Alexander's Rock Aster


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image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs1

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs10

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs2

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

Inflorescence corymbiform, ray florets 8-15(-25), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs3

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs4

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs5

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_boggs7

August-September?    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeavita_br2good

August-September?        

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

JK Marlow    jkm221010_0305

October    Pickens County    SC

Phyllaries in 4-5 series, unequal, apices appressed or reflexed; outer apical zones dark green, per Flora of North America.


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image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

JK Marlow    jkm221010_0309

October    Pickens County    SC

Ray florets 8-20, 5-10mm × 1-1.7mm. Corolla lobes of disc florets erect, triangular, per Flora of North America.

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

JK Marlow    jkm221010_0310

October    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

JK Marlow    jkm221010_0313

October    Pickens County    SC

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

JK Marlow    jkm221010_0319

October    Pickens County    SC

Leaf blades (1-nerved) linear to lance-linear or oblong-linear (grasslike), per Flora of North America.

image of Eurybia avita, Alexander's Rock Aster

JK Marlow    jkm221010_0320

October    Pickens County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eurybia avita   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Aster avitus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2469

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: In shallow soils on granitic flatrocks and granitic domes where moist from seasonal seepage, per Weakley's Flora

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Bluish-white to deep violet
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in flat corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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