Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dense Blazing-star, Mountain Blazing-star, Florist's Gayfeather, Dense Gayfeather
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris spicata var. spicata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris spicata var. spicata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris spicata var. spicata 179-30-001a

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Lacinaria spicata


Flower heads in a spiciform arrangement; (4)6-8(12) florets per head, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dense Blazing-star, Bog Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris spicata var. resinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris spicata var. resinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris spicata var. resinosa 179-30-001b

Flower heads in a spiciform arrangement; 5-6(8) florets per head, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Blazing-star, Smallhead Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris microcephala
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris microcephala
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris microcephala 179-30-002

Flowers 4-5(6) per head, most corollas 6-8mm including the 1.5-2mm lobes, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Grassleaf Blazing-star, Shaggy Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris pilosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris pilosa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris graminifolia 179-30-003

The heads average about 10 flowers each and are almost sessile, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Wand Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris virgata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris virgata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris graminifolia 179-30-003?

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Liatris graminifolia var. virgata


Heads loosely arranged, florets 7-10 (-12), per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Blazing-star, Heller's Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Liatris helleri
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Liatris helleri

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database Liatris turgida

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris helleri 179-30-006

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) Liatris turgida


Heads of 7-10 disk flowers subtended by several series of overlapping bracts, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris cokeri
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Liatris cokeri
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris regimontis 179-30-007

Each head composed of 4-9 disc flowers, each with 5 short spreading lobes, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Blazing-star, One-sided Blazing-star, Lax Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris secunda
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Liatris pauciflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris secunda 179-30-008

Typically, numerous clusters of florets in a one-sided (secund) arrangement. — Will Stuart


camera icon Common Name: Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris tenuifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris tenuifolia var. tenuifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris tenuifolia 179-30-009

Flower heads in a dense long spikelike raceme, usually 5 flowers per head, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris squarrulosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris squarrulosa
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris earlei 179-30-010

Heads usually sessile, less commonly peduncles 1-8mm (rarely more), per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rough Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris aspera
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Liatris aspera var. intermedia

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Liatris spheroidea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris aspera 179-30-011

Heads usually sessile, less often subsessile on peduncles 1-8mm (rarely more), per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Liatris scariosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris scariosa var. scariosa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris scariosa 179-30-012

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Laciniaria scariosa


Florets 19-33 per head, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Common Elegant Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris elegans var. elegans
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Liatris elegans var. elegans

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database Liatris elegans var. flabellata

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris elegans 179-30-013

Flowers whitish (1-3 per head), within showy, twisting, involucral bracts, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scaly Blazing-star, Squarrose Gayfeather, Longbracted Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris squarrosa 179-30-014

Heads about 1" high in upper leaf axils, 20-45 flowers in each head, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Chapman's Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Liatris chapmanii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris chapmanii
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): 179-30-X

SYNONYMOUS WITH Laciniaria chapmanii


Heads rigidly ascending, appressed to rachis, densely overlapping, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Garber’s Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Liatris garberi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris garberi

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Laciniaria chlorolepis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Laciniaria garberi


Dense spiciform arrays. Peduncles 0-5(10)mm. Involucres cylindro-campanulate, per Flora of North America.


range map need picture of flower of Liatris pycnostachya +, Prairie Blazing-star
speaker icon Common Name: Prairie Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris pycnostachya +
(?) PLANTS National Database: Liatris pycnostachya +

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