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The range distribution maps for the Climbing Aster are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In addition to the scientific name Ampelaster carolinianus, Climbing Aster is also known as Symphyotrichum carolinianum. It is found in freshwater marshes, along the banks of rivers and streams, and in wet pinelands in several southeastern states. It is considered a native plant in Florida and is found throughout the Peninsula and the eastern portion of the Panhandle.
This plant is a large perennial producing many woody stems that weave in and out of nearby vegetation reaching a length of 10 feet or more. The leaves are lance-
The small daisy-
The photos on this page were taken in the Kiwanis Park in October, 2017. This park is located in Port Charlotte, Charlotte County.