Oclemena acuminata

Common Name: 
whorled aster
Scientific Name: 
Oclemena acuminata (Michx.) Greene syn. Aster acuminatus Michx.
Family Name: 
Asteraceae (Compositae) - Aster or Sunflower Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and rhizomes
upright, zig-zagged, hairy and somewhat sticky, sometimes reddish
Stems of Whorled Aster
alternate, crowded on stem to appear whorled, leaves on upper part of stem, oval to obovate, sessile, sharp-toothed, hairy, pointed with tapering base
Leaves of Whorled Aster
Leaves of Whorled Aster
heads of white (purple –tinted) ray (ligulate) and yellow to reddish disk (tubulate) florets; clusters terminal
Flowers of Whorled Aster