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Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) Nesom. Georgia Aster. Phen: Early Oct-mid Nov (-Jan); Nov-Dec (-Jan). Hab: Dry, rocky woodlands, woodland borders, roadbanks, powerline rights-of-way, primarily in places that formerly would have burned and likely been post oak or blackjack oak woodlands or savannas, also in thin soils around granitic flatrocks. Dist: Sc. NC south to c. GA and west to c. AL; apparently disjunct on the Coastal Plain of sw. GA and e. Panhandle FL (Leon County).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Fl7, FNA20, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Nesom (1994a); = Aster georgianus Alexander – S, Jones (1983); = Aster patens Aiton var. georgianus (Alexander) Cronquist – SE1; = Virgulus georgianus (Alexander) Semple; = Virgulus patens (Aiton) Reveal & Keener var. georgianus (Alexander) Reveal & Keener; < Aster patens Aiton – RAB

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: symphyotrichum georgianum, leaves, paulding county, georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Symphyotrichum georgianum, Horn Mountain, Chattahoochee National Forest, Gordon County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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