Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2097

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in bogs, wet pine savannas, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-blue
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Liatris spicata var. resinosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris spicata var. resinosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-30-001b:
Liatris spicata var. resinosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Dense Blazing-star, Bog Blazing-star


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image of Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Will Stuart    wil_7567788142_047d3ff4fe

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Will Stuart    wil_7567817094_03b03f4a34

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Involucres usually purple, whereas those of var. spicata are usually green, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Will Stuart    wil_7567819032_b8931598d6

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

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

image of Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Will Stuart    wil_7567820718_31a58daa3d

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Pollinator at work: 3 palamedes swallowtails nectaring. — Will Stuart

image of Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Keith Bradley    kab_liatris_spicata_73308

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park