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Eurybia macrophylla [= Aster macrophyllus]

Big-leaved Aster, Large-leaved Wood-aster

Scientific Name:

Eurybia macrophylla [= Aster macrophyllus]

Genus:

Eurybia

Species Epithet:

macrophylla

Common Name:

Big-leaved Aster, Large-leaved Wood-aster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow, Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Moist to dryish forests, in NC mostly at moderate to high elevations, particularly in red oak forests on ridgetops. Common in NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Colonial.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/eurybia-macrophylla/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/eurybia/macrophylla/



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