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Climbing Aster Ampelaster carolinianus (Aster carolinianus)


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Climbing Aster
credit: Jenny Evans/CCSA

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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family

Description Native perennial shrub or vine. May be deciduous or evergreen.
Leaf: clasping, 1-3" long x 1/2" wide.
Flower: daisy-like, narrow white-lavender petals radiating from a yellow center.

Flower Year-round in Florida; late fall/winter elsewhere.

Habitat Sunny sites in wet areas and freshwater shorelines.

Range Coastal Southeast from North Carolina to Florida. Now rare in North Carolina.

Discussion This plant is a wetland indicator.