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Oclemena reticulata (Pine barren whitetop aster)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Oclemena reticulata

Oclemena reticulata (Pursh) G.L. Nesom

Pine Barren Whitetop Aster, White-top Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster reticulatus, Doellingeria reticulata

USDA Symbol: OCRE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The White-top Aster is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae), which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. In this large, worldwide family there are about 920 genera and 19,000 species. Cosmos, Sunflower, Zinnia, Dahlia, and many others are grown as ornamentals; Lettuce, Sunflowers, and Artichokes provide food. Safflower oil is obtained from this family. Ragweed pollen causes hay fever.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Damaged plants may bloom in summer.


USA: AL , FL , GA , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Oclemena reticulata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oclemena reticulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oclemena reticulata


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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