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Ampelaster carolinianus (Climbing aster)
Tauscher, Joseph Allan

Ampelaster carolinianus

Ampelaster carolinianus (Walter) G.L. Nesom

Climbing aster, Climbing-aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster carolinianus, Lasallea caroliniana, Virgulus carolinianus

USDA Symbol: AMCA14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Size Notes: Climber
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to dry sands.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

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USDA: Find Ampelaster carolinianus in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2012-06-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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