Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Aster squamatus (Spreng.) Hieron.
(Aster subulatus)
ASTERACEAE
swamp aster
Disturbed areas, Minor problem species
Origin: Americas
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Plant: Erect with the lower part of the stem usually unbranching or few short branches. Leaves: Sessile, glabrous, have an entire outline and are generally linear / lanceolate. The lower leaves can grow up to 8cm long / 8 mm wide and usually clasp the stem by two small lobes; the young leaves are about 3cm long, 4mm wide and do not have clasping lobes. All leaves are arranged alternately around the stem. Flowers: Large, highly branched and sub-branched panicles, giving rise to numerous buds, flowers, fruit or seed-heads. The flowers are small with white, short radiating petals and yellow centers.
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