Some native plants in flower at Dobbins Mountain

Bartow County, Georgia

October 28th and 29th, 2011



bird's-foot violet, Viola pedata

blue sage, Salvia azurea

camphorweed, Heterotheca camporum common clasping aster, Symphyotrichum patens


common horseweed, Conyza canadensis

downy lobelia, Lobelia puberula

downy ragged goldenrod, Solidago petiolaris

eastern gray goldenrod, Solidago nemoralis


erect goldenrod, Solidago erecta

false-dandelion, Pyrrhopappus carolinianus Georgia aster, Symphyotrichum georgianum

grass-leaved blazing-star, Liatris pilosa


grass-leaved golden-aster, Pityopsis aspera

Kuhnia, Brickellia eupatorioides

licorice goldenrod, Solidago odora

Maryland goldenaster, Chrysopsis mariana

narrowleaf false-foxglove, Agalinis tenuifolia

old field aster, Symphyotrichum pilosum

rabbit tobacco, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium

rough blazing-star, Liatris aspera

roundleaf thoroughwort, Eupatorium rotundifolium

small-head sunflower, Helianthus microcephalus

small-leaf white snakeroot, Ageratina aromatica

southern crownbeard, Verbesina occidentalis


starved aster, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum

stiffleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis major var. rigida

stiff-leaved aster, Ionactis linariifolia

stone-mint, Cunila origanoides


tall goldenrod, Solidago altissima var. altissima

wedgeleaf thoroughwort, Eupatorium glaucescens

white wingstem, Verbesina virginica

white-bracted thoroughwort, Eupatorium album



I found lots of a rare plant, Georgia aster, in the powerline right-of-way that runs beside the south edge of the conservation easement. There are hundreds of plants with several concentrations. Known formerly as Aster georgianus and nowadays as Symphyotrichum georgianum, this Federal Candidate Species is mostly found today in powerline rights-of-way, as at Dobbins Mountain.

Results of a more formal and systematic count and mapping are presented in a separate report, "Mapping and Count of Georgia Asters at the Rollins Ranch, Bartow County, Georgia, November 2011"

Georgia aster, Symphyotrichum georgianum Results of preliminary mapping of Georgia aster colonies, October 29th. Areas walked indicated in gray.

Photos by Jim Allison