ⓘ Ampelaster

                                     

ⓘ Ampelaster

Ampelaster is a North American genus of flowering plants in the daisy family.

There is one known species, Ampelaster carolinianus, known as climbing Aster. It is native to South-East USA, in the States of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Ampelaster carolinianus unusual in the family in that it is a climber, using other plants to support its weight. Sometimes he uses adventitious roots for this purpose. The flower heads are 1 to 15 in the branch, with both ray florets and disc florets, the flowers are pale pink to pink-purple.