Symphyotrichum georgianum

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
Common Name:Georgia Aster
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:SYGE
Plant Notes: Georgia Aster is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It is found in central Alabama in the Piedmont and in south Alabama south of the Black Belt area. Georgia Aster also occurs in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It grows in rocky woods, dry pine-oak woodlands, on roadside banks, and in power line corridors. It is similar to Common Clasping Aster (Symphyotrichum patens (Aiton) G. L. Nesom), and has been treated as a variety of that species (Aster patens Aiton, var. georgianus (Alexander) Cronquist). It differs in that it is colonial from rhizomes, has revolute leaf margins, and larger ray flowers. Georgia Aster is listed as an S2S3 plant in Alabama (S2 - Typically 6 to 20 occurrences, few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable in the state S3 - Typically 21 to 100 occurrences, limited acreage, or miles of stream in the state) and globally as a G2G3 plant (G2 - Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 - 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors G3 - Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 - 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors). Georgia Aster is sometimes available from wildflower nurseries. It prefers full or partial sun and well-draining soils. It works well in a perennial bed, at the edge of woodlands, and in a wildflower meadow.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, S2S3 (State Rank), G2G3 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Symphyotrichum
Species Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom - Georgia Aster

Citation

Citation SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (Alexander) G. L. Nesom, Phytologia 77: 282. 1995 ("1994").
Basionym: Aster georgianus Alexander 1933.
Type: GEORGIA: Richmond Co.: Augusta, s.d., Cuthbert 275 (holotype: NY).

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Aster georgianus Aster georgianus Alexander, in Small, Man. S.E. Fl. 1381, 1509. 1933. TYPE: GEORGIA: Richmond Co.: Augusta, s.d., Cuthbert 275 (holotype: NY).
Aster patens var. georgianus Aster patens Aiton, var. georgianus (Alexander) Cronquist, Brittonia 29: 218. 1977.BASIONYM: Aster georgianus Alexander 1933. 
Virgulus georgianus Virgulus georgianus (Alexander) Semple, Amer. J. Bot. 71: 523. 1984.Aster georgianus Alexander 1933. 
Virgulus patens var. georgianus Virgulus patens (Aiton) Reveal & Keener, var. georgianus (Alexander) Reveal & Keener, Taxon 30: 650. 1981.Aster georgianus Alexander 1933. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bibb, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Dallas, Etowah, Lowndes, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2009

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0014745 Dallas 17 Oct 2012 Webb, Wayne K.
s.n.
UWAL
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
AUA_ACC070454 St. Clair 11 OCT 2009 KEENER, BRIAN R.
5634
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (ALEXANDER) NESOM
UNA00056764 Bibb 26 Sep 1992 James R. Allison
7221
UNA
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UWAL0034787 Blount 15 Oct 1992 Kral, R.
80081.2
UWAL
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
TROY000033294 St. Clair 11 Oct 2009 Brian R. Keener
5634
TROY
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
AUA000020046 Shelby 6 OCT 2001 SCHOTZ, LINDA
S.N.
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (ALEXANDER) NESOM
JSU123388 St. Clair 13 Nov 1992 D. D. Spaulding
3295
JSU
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
JSU139291 Shelby 01 Oct 1986 S. J. Boehm
181
JSU
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
AUA000008116 Bibb 30 OCT 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1941
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (ALEXANDER) NESOM
JSU123386 Etowah 2 Oct 1994 L. M. Hodge
3964
JSU
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UNA00059878 Calhoun 10 Oct 2002 D. D. Spaulding
11639
UNA
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
SAMF0005211 St. Clair 11 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5634
SAMF
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G. L. Nesom
TROY000041783 Dallas 17 Oct 2012 Wayne K. Webb
s.n.
TROY
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
UWAL0001747 St. Clair 11 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5634
UWAL
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
JSU123385 Etowah 24 Sep 1994 L. M. Hodge
3897
JSU
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UNA00069112 Shelby 18 Oct 2007 D. D. Spaulding
12767
UNA
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
TROY000041782 Lowndes 25 Oct 2012 Wayne K. Webb
s.n.
TROY
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
AUA000008115 Bibb 3 OCT 1993 ALLISON, JAMES R.
8007
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (ALEXANDER) NESOM
UWAL0011517 Butler 03 Oct 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23454
UWAL
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UNA00045091 Tuscaloosa 24 Oct 1975 Fred K. Hoener
1320
UNA
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
AUA000008117 St. Clair 18 OCT 2000 THOMAS, R. DALE
168421
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (ALEXANDER) NESOM
TROY000035640 Butler 03 Oct 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23454
TROY
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
UWAL0009446 Shelby 18 Oct 2007 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12767
UWAL
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UNA00057775 Bibb 11 Oct 1992 James R. Allison
7318
UNA
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UWAL0015480 Lowndes 25 Oct 2012 Webb, Wayne K.
s.n.
UWAL
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UWAL0034969 Wilcox 31 Oct 2013 Webb, Wayne K.
s.n.
UWAL
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
TROY000029140 Shelby 18 Oct 2007 Daniel D. Spaulding
12767
TROY
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
JSU123387 St. Clair 13 Nov 1992 D. D. Spaulding
3291
JSU
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
UNA00045090 Talladega 14 Oct 1893 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
AUA000024480 Shelby 18 OCT 2007 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
12767
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (ALEXANDER) NESOM
TROY000016446 Calhoun 10 Oct 2002 Daniel D. Spaulding
11639
TROY
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
AUA000037588 St. Clair 30 Oct 2018 THIBAULT, TIM
1763
AUA
SYMPHYOTRICHUM GEORGIANUM (ALEXANDER) NESOM
UNA00045089 Tuscaloosa 30 Oct 1974 Fred K. Hoener
1133
UNA
Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom
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