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Sericocarpus tortifolius (Dixie whitetop aster)
Stuart, Will

Sericocarpus tortifolius

Sericocarpus tortifolius (Michx.) Nees

Dixie Whitetop Aster, Dixie White-topped Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster bifoliatus, Aster tortifolius, Conyza bifoliata, Sericocarpus acutisquamosus, Sericocarpus bifoliatus

USDA Symbol: SETO7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Pubescence: Hirsute
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Cuspidate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 4 feet in height.
Leaf: Leaves sessile.
Fruit: Fruit a cypsela.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-12-20
Research By: JAM

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