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rigid whitetop aster
Symphyotrichum retroflexum
rigid whitetop aster Aster Family
Symphyotrichum retroflexum Asteraceae
common name
  rigid whitetop aster
accepted scientific name
  Symphyotrichum retroflexum (Lindl. ex DC.) G.L. Nesom
rules for finding collection records
  Aster curtisii (59)
  Aster retroflexus (39)
  Symphyotrichum retroflexum (201)
family name
Image Author: ©2011 Alan Cressler
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is 1.5 to 1.7 inches
Number of ray petals: 13 to 30
Leaf: Alternate, Basal
Plant Observed beginning of August thru end of October

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
Links to Plant Photos
Carolinas & Georgia (26)
N. Carolina N.P.S. (2)
SEINet (1)
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