Eurybia chlorolepis (E.S. Burgess) Nesom. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Northern hardwood forests, spruce-fir forests. Dist: A Southern Appalachian endemic: sw. VA south through w. NC and e. TN to nw. SC and n. GA (Lamboy 1992); also reported for scattered locations in WV (Harmon, Ford-Werntz, & Grafton 2006), probably erroneously.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Lamboy (1992) has shown that Eurybia chlorolepis is a species distinct from Eurybia divaricata. E. chlorolepis is tetraploid (2n=36) and hexaploid (2n=54); E. divaricatus is diploid (2n=18).
Synonymy: = FNA20, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, Nesom (1994b); = Aster chlorolepis E.S.Burgess – G, S, Lamboy (1987); = Aster divaricatus L. var. chlorolepis (E.S.Burgess) H.E.Ahles – C, RAB, SE1, W; < Aster divaricatus L. – F, WV