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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 - United States (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 United States (NY)[7]
  3. Sericocarpus linifolius - United States (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 United States (CA OR WA)
  5. Sericocarpus rigidus - Canada (BC), United States (WA OR)
  6. Sericocarpus tortifolius - United States (LA MS AL GA FL SC NC)
formerly included[1]

see Eucephalus