Eurybia hemispherica (Alexander) G.L. Nesom

Southern Prairie Aster

Eurybia hemispherica plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info yet.

Eurybia hemispherica stem

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Eurybia hemispherica leaves

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Involucre - No info yet.

Eurybia hemispherica involucre

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Eurybia hemispherica flowers

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Eurybia hemispherica disk

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Upland prairies, savannas, openings of dry forests, pastures, roadsides, railroads. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found mainly in the prairie region of southwest Missouri but it is also found in a few scattered counties elsewhere in the state. The plant can be identified by its woody rootstock, thin, sessile leaves, and large flower heads. The involucre of this species has thick phyllaries which typically spread at the tips.
The plant was formerly known as Aster hemisphericus Alexander.

Photographs taken at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, AR., 9-2-06.


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