Sericocarpus linifolius (Aster solidagineus) narrow-leaved white-topped aster Asteraceae ASSO; R (DeCandido 2001);


Aster-solidagineus.© 2003

Aster solidagineus.© 2003 Eleanor

Sericocarpus linifolius is a perennial 20-60 cm tall, from a root crown. 

Leaves alternate, 2-8 cm long, 0.2-1 cm long, linear, stalkless. 

Flowers: ray flowers 3-6, white, 0.5-1 cm long, disk flowers 5-10, white to yellowish; bracteate base of flower heads 0.4-0.7 cm long, bracts overlapping; blooming June-Sept. 

Fruit dry, 1-seeded, achene, with dense tuft of hairs (pappus), wind dispersed. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent (NYS S2, U). 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Dry, open woods