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Ampelaster carolinianus (Walter) Nesom. Climbing Aster. Phen: Late Sep-Dec. Hab: Swamps, thickets, marshes, streambanks, freshwater tidal marshes and swamps. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL, west to s. AL. Reported for s. AL (H. Horne, pers. comm. 2017).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Grown horticulturally, and may be found outside of native distribution and habitats (as in upland, suburban settings).

Synonymy: = FNA20, K1, K3, Nesom (1994a); = Aster carolinianus Walter – GW2, RAB, S, SE1; = Lasallea caroliniana (Walter) Semple & Brouillet – Semple & Brouillet (1980a); = Symphyotrichum carolinianum (Walter) Wunderlin & B.F.Hansen – Fl7, WH3; = Virgulus carolinianus (Walter) Reveal & Keener

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ampelaster carolinianus, Juniper Creek, Juniper Prairie Wilderness, Ocala National Forest, Marion County, Florida 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ampelaster carolinianus, Juniper Creek, Juniper Prairie Wilderness, Ocala National Forest, Marion County, Florida 4 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: ampelaster carolinianus, patrick creek, the nature conservancy, tiger creek preserve, polk county, florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷

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