OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Aster tataricus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)

Aster tataricus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Aster tataricus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-038:

Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tatarian Aster


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image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7674

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

An erect, tall-growing species (to 6'), per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7675

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Distinctive paddle-shaped lower leaves to 24"x6", the upper smaller, per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7676

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7677

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Aster tataricus, Tatarian Aster

JK Marlow    jkm201014_7678

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Abundant flowers to 1" across, with lavender to blue rays and yellow centers, per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Aster tataricus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Aster tataricus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Aster tataricus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-47-038:
Aster tataricus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

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3403

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Commonly cultivated, rarely persisting or spreading short distances from plantings, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Eurasia

Rare in NC Mountains (waifs elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Plants can spread aggressively by rhizomes in optimum growing conditions.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Lavender
Disc: Yellow
Inferior ovary
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile

Flower heads in spreading corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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