Synonym(s): Aster paludosus
Image ID: 20945
Image by: Cressler, Alan M.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eurybia paludosa
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Last Modified: 2018-11-24
GENUS CODE: EURYB GENUS SCIENTIFIC:Eurybia GENUS AUTHORITY: (Cass.) Cass. GENUS COMMON: Aster GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 23 species, perennial herbs, of North America and n. Eurasia. GENUS IDENTIFICATION: GENUS REFERENCES: Brouillet in FNA (2006b); Nesom (1994b)=X; Lamboy (1987)=Y; Lamboy (1992, 1988). Key based in part on SE and FNA.
FAMILY CODE: ASTERA FAMILY SCIENTIFIC:Asteraceae FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 FAMILY COMMON: Aster Family FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution. FAMILY REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
INTRO: Weakly erect prennial of wet pine savannas and sandhill seeps.
STEMS:Stem branched above, sometimes tinged red, mostly smooth.
LEAVES: Leaves basal (usually withering by flowering) and alternate on the stem,linear to narrowly lance-shaped, to 12 in. long (stem leaves smaller), with hardened margins.
INFLORESCENCE: FLOWERS:Composite flowers (heads) in a relatively flat-topped, branching terminal cluster; heads 1-1 1/4 in. wide, consisting of violet- to lavender-blue, very narrow ray florets encircling a yellow center disk composed of tubular florets. Slightly recurred and minutely hairy bracts surround the base of each head.
FRUITS: COMMENTS: HEIGHT: 1-2 1/2 ft. DURATION:
Alternate LEAF COMPLEXITY:
Simple LEAF RETENTION: FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
BLOOM TIME: Jul-Oct
BLOOM COLOR: Violet-blue
FRUITING PERIOD: DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bogs/pocosins, Pine savannas
NATIVE RANGE: NC, SC & GA HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text:
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eurybia paludosa
COMMON NAME: Savannah Grass-leaved Aster
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K, WH3, X; = Aster paludosus Aiton - C, GW, RAB, SE; = A. paludosus ssp. paludosus - G]
HABITAT: Wet savannas, sandhill / pocosin ectones.
COMMENTS: An Atlantic Coastal Plain endemic: ne. NC south to se. GA and ne. FL (Nassau County). A tetraploid species (2n=36).
RANGE MAP: Eurybia paludosa.png
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora) Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family) SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution. REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora) Eurybia (Cass.) Cass. (Aster) SUMMARY: A genus of about 23 species, perennial herbs, of North America and n. Eurasia. REFERENCE: Brouillet in FNA (2006b); Nesom (1994b)=X; Lamboy (1987)=Y; Lamboy (1992, 1988). Key based in part on SE and FNA.
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