Plant ID forum: Variegated Foliage On Wild Aster - Normal?

Views: 602, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Apr 28, 2013 12:49 PM CST
Is variegated foliage on a wild aster normal or have I stumbled upon something unique? I've been scouring the net to see if I could find what I have but so far no luck. There are a number of plants in an isolated area that are doing this.

Thumb of 2013-04-28/Xeramtheum/368feb
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Apr 28, 2013 1:01 PM CST
Possibly chlorosis caused by a virus? The bottom leaf looks to have a leaf miner in it!

http://sdb.im.ac.cn/vide/descr...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Moonhowl
Apr 28, 2013 4:25 PM CST
It may also be a virus called Tobacco rattle/Tobacco mosaic/Tobravirus.....one of the synonyms for Tobacco rattle is Aster ringspot, and mottling of the leaves is one of the symptoms. It is a problem in Ash trees that spread the virus to other plants by leaf drop.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Apr 28, 2013 4:37 PM CST
I thought it might be a virus but it's obviously not killing the plant and the variegation is pretty .. I can seeds carry a virus?
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Leftwood
Apr 28, 2013 7:45 PM CST
my guess is virus, too. Seed does not carry virus in the Liliaceae family, but I don't know about Asteraceae (to which it belongs).

Are you sure it is an aster?
Look like an Erigeron species to me.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Apr 28, 2013 8:58 PM CST
I think you are right in that it's an Erigeron of some sort but is in the Asteraceae Family. I just figured it was some sort of wild aster .. I'm totally unfamiliar with the Erigeron genus. Whatever it is, I have a yard full of solid green leaved ones that I mow over regularly .. the variegated ones caught me by surprise. Wasn't sure what I had .. I'll collect seeds and see if the variegation carries or if the sold green leaved ones start showing signs of variegation.

Thanks to everyone for you your input!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by TBGDN and is called "Atomic Blue Petunia"