A white topped aster from Diane, SC

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Hi, Dr. Hill,
This wildflower was photographed June 20 in the Piedmont region along a country road in full sun.

Hi Diane,

this wildflower is Aster solidagineus, the white-topped aster.  The name of this, and essentially all of our other asters, have been changed [not by me!], and this species is now known as Sericocarpus linifolius.  It is widespread in South Carolina.  You can find out more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sericocarpus_linifolius

Your images are very, very nice!

I hope this helps.


Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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