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White-topped aster
Sericocarpus rigidus.jpg
Sericocarpus rigidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae[1]
Genus: Sericocarpus
Nees 1832 not Greene
  • Aster sect. Sericocarpus (Nees) Semple
  • Aster subgen. Sericocarpus (Nees) A.G. Jones
  • Aster sect. Serratifolii Loudon
  • Oligactis Raf.

Sericocarpus is a genus of North American plants in the aster tribe within the sunflower family.[3][4] Whitetop aster is a common name for the genus.[5]

  1. Sericocarpus asteroides - USA (MS AL GA FL SC NC TN KY WV VA MD DE NJ PA OH MI NY CT MA RI VT NH ME)
  2. Sericocarpus conyzoides USA (NY)[7]
  3. Sericocarpus linifolius - USA (LA MS AL GA SC NC TN KY WV VA MD DE NJ PA OH IN MI NY CT MA RI NH)
  4. Sericocarpus oregonensis USA (CA OR WA)
  5. Sericocarpus rigidus - Canada (BC), USA (WA OR)
  6. Sericocarpus tortifolius - USA (LA MS AL GA FL SC NC)
formerly included[1]

see Eucephalus