Eurybia hemispherica (Alexander) G.L. Nesom - Southern Prairie Aster

Aster hemisphericus plant

Family - Asteraceae

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Aster hemisphericus stem

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Aster hemisphericus leaves

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Involucre - No info yet.

Aster hemisphericus involucre

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Aster hemisphericus flowers

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Aster hemisphericus disk

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Upland prairies, savannas, openings of dry forests, pastures, roadsides, railroads. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found mainly in the prairie region of southwest Missouri but it is also found in a few scattered counties elsewhere in the state. The plant can be identified by its woody rootstock, thin, sessile leaves, and large flower heads. The involucre of this species has thick phyllaries which typically spread at the tips.
A synonym is Aster hemisphericus Alexander.

Photographs taken at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, AR., 9-2-06.


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