Symphyotrichum elliottii (Torrey & A. Gray) Nesom. Phen: Late Sep-Nov. Hab: Bogs, swamps, and marshes, mainly in the outer Coastal Plain, on tree bases, hummocks, and stumps in tidal freshwater swamps, especially where salinities may occasionally exceed 5-10 ppt. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to LA. The Jones & Coile (1988) record for n. GA and records in the NC Mountains (Kartesz (2020) are rejected (misidentifications of S. puniceum).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Fl7, FNA20, K3, K4, Va, WH3, Nesom (1994a); = Aster elliottii Torr. & A.Gray – C, F, G, GW2, RAB, S, SE1; = Aster puniceus L. var. elliottii (Torr. & A.Gray) A.G.Jones; = Symphyotrichum elliotii – K1, orthographic error