Climbing aster

Aster carolinianum (syn. A. carolinianus) -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Aster carolinianum syn. A. carolinianus

Native in Florida

Climbing aster is a native woody, viney shrub of Florida's swamps and riverbanks. It is commonly found in the peninsula and west to the central panhandle. Aster carolinianum flowers in the fall.

In Florida alone there are over 25 species of Aster (Wunderlin, 2003). Climbing aster occurs in the southeastern U.S.

climbing asterView the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.