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Symphyotrichum georginaum [= Aster georgianus, Aster patens var. georgianus]

George Aster,

Scientific Name:

Symphyotrichum georginaum [= Aster georgianus, Aster patens var. georgianus]

Genus:

Symphyotrichum

Species Epithet:

georgianum

Common Name:

George Aster,

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Blue, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

October, November

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry, rocky woodlands, woodland borders, roadbanks, powerline rights-of-way, primarily in places that formerly would have burned and likely been post oak or blackjack oak woodlands or savannas, also in thin soils around granitic flatrocks.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

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:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Federal Status:

C - Candidate (*Key)

Notes:

Bluish-purple ray flowers and white disk flowers. Colonial.
Has been split from Symphyotrichum patens, which has yellow disk flowers more bluish ray flowers.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/symphyotrichum-georgianum/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SYGE



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