Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2114

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it in mesic to dry-mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Blue/ Pale violet (rarely white)
Disc: Cream or light yellow becoming reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphyotrichum lowrieanum   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Symphyotrichum cordifolium

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-007?:
Aster cordifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Aster lowrieanus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aster lowrieanus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aster plumarius

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Heartleaf Aster, Lowrie's Blue Wood Aster, Lowrie's Aster


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image of Symphyotrichum lowrieanum, Smooth Heartleaf Aster, Lowrie's Blue Wood Aster, Lowrie's Aster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aslo9_001_lvd

        

image of Symphyotrichum lowrieanum, Smooth Heartleaf Aster, Lowrie's Blue Wood Aster, Lowrie's Aster

Keith Bradley    kab_s_lowrieanum_2897

August    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest

Flower heads in ~ densely paniculiform arrays, per Flora of North America.