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
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Damaged plants may bloom in summer.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Oclemena reticulata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oclemena reticulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oclemena reticulata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff