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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Eurybia chlorolepis [=Aster chlorolepis]

Mountain Wood-aster, Blue Ridge White Heartleaf Aster, Appalachian Heartleaf Aster, Mountain Aster

Scientific Name:

Eurybia chlorolepis [=Aster chlorolepis]

Genus:

Eurybia

Species Epithet:

chlorolepis

Common Name:

Mountain Wood-aster, Blue Ridge White Heartleaf Aster, Appalachian Heartleaf Aster, Mountain Aster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Northern hardwood forests, spruce- fir forests. Fairly common to frequent, and locally common, but only at middle and higher elevations of NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Close-up of flowers

Swain County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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