Wild Florida Photo - Symphyotrichum carolinianum

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Symphyotrichum carolinianum



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