Monday, October 22, 2012

Wavyleaf Aster (Symphyotrichum undulatum)

September 15th, 2012. While I was standing in the ditch photographing the Agilinis tenuifolia, I photographed an aster that growing beside it.  I’m not an expert at identifying asters but I’ve decided to ‘bite off’ a couple at a time and see if I can master them. So here goes…

The flower

Close up of the center. Just because!

The flower in profile

The wavy leaves that give this aster its name.

Symphyotrichum undulatum (Wavyleaf Aster, Wavy-leaf Aster) is native to the United States where it’s found in states east of a line from Illinois to Kentucky, Arkansas and Louisiana. In Georgia, it’s been documented in many counties but more frequently in counties in north Georgia.
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Identification resources:
Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Symphyotrichum undulatum (Wavy-leaf Aster)
United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Symphyotrichum undulatum (Wavyleaf Aster)

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