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Tauscher, Joseph Allan
Ampelaster carolinianus (Walt.) Nesom
Climbing aster, Climbing-aster
Synonyms: Aster carolinianus
USDA Symbol: AMCA14
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A sparsely branched plant with a woody stem and branches. Climbs to 6-12 ft. or more, tangling on its own slender stems. Leaves are simple, alternate and narrowly oval. Lavender-pink, aster-like flowers are subtended by whitish-green bracts. They form at the ends of the many small branches and are large and numerous.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct
FL , GA , NC , SC Native Distribution:
Coastal plain and piedmont from NC to FL Native Habitat:
Varies from swamps & wet shores to open, dry, sandy woods USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to dry sands.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-06-05
Research By: TWC Staff