Sericocarpus asteroides

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Sericocarpus asteroides
Sericocarpus asteroides


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Subtribus: Solidagininae
Genus: Sericocarpus
Species: Sericocarpus asteroides



Sericocarpus asteroides (L.) Britton, Stern & Poggenb., Prelim. Cat. 26 (25 Apr 1888).


  • Basionym
    • Conyza asteroides L., Sp. Pl.: 861 (1753).
  • Homotypic
    • Aster conyzoides Willd., Sp. Pl. ed. 4. 3: 2043 (1803).
    • Sericocarpus conyzoides Nees, Gen. Sp. Aster.: 150 (1832).
    • Oligactis conyzoides (L.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 44 (1837).
    • Aster asteroides (L.) MacMill., Metasp. Minnesota Valley: 524 (1892), nom. illeg.
  • Heterotypic
    • Aster marylandicus Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 108 (1803).
    • Aster conyzoides var. plantaginifolius Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 158 (1818).
    • Aster plantaginifolius Nutt. ex Nees, Gen. Sp. Aster.: 299 (1832).
      • Sericocarpus conyzoides var. plantaginifolius Nees, Gen. Sp. Aster.: 150 (1832).
    • Sericocarpus asteroides f. albopapposus Farw., Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. 1: 100 (1923).
    • Sericocarpus asteroides f. roseus Svenson, Rhodora 30: 136 (1928).
    • Aster paternus Cronquist, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 74: 149 (1947).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Toothed white-topped aster
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