Wild Florida Photo - Symphyotrichum carolinianum

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Symphyotrichum carolinianum

CLIMBING ASTER

CAROLINA ASTER

Synonym: Ampelaster carolinianus, Aster carolinianus

Florida native

 

Common vine-like plant of swamps, riverbanks, wet hammocks and other wet areas from the central panhandle throughout much of the Florida peninsula. Also ranges through the coastal plain of Georgia and the Carolinas.
This perennial, robust, woody vine is frequently found sprawling over other plants. Stems grow to over 1-1/2 meters (5 ft.) with many arching or climbing branches. The ray florets are purplish to pinkish and the disks are dark yellow. Flowers may be solitary or clumped.
Formerly in the Aster genus, climbing aster has been reclassified in the genus Symphyotrichum. Some sources consider it as the single known species of the genus Ampelaster.

Purchase Climbing Aster by Paul Rebmann

 
Symphyotrichum carolinianum is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Symphyotrichum genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Symphyotrichum concolor - EASTERN SILVER ASTER
  View  Symphyotrichum lateriflorum - CALICO ASTER
  View  Symphyotrichum elliottii - ELLIOTT'S ASTER
  View  Symphyotrichum simmondsii - SIMMONDS' ASTER