Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2748

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Whitish/ Pinkish/ Purplish
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
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 elegans var. elegans   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris elegans var. elegans   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-30-013:
Liatris elegans   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Liatris elegans var. flabellata

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Elegant Blazing-star


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image of Liatris elegans var. elegans

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lael_001_lvd

        

image of Liatris elegans var. elegans

JK Marlow    jkm081009_097

October    Dorchester County    SC

Phyllaries pink to white, acute to acuminate and broadest above the middle, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Liatris elegans var. elegans

JK Marlow    jkm081009_113

October    Dorchester County    SC

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

image of Liatris elegans var. elegans

JK Marlow    jkm081009_119

October    Dorchester County    SC

image of Liatris elegans var. elegans

JK Marlow    jkm081009_138

October    Dorchester County    SC

Lowest stem leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, 3-14cm long, 2-7mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Liatris elegans var. elegans

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_elegans_elegans_2

October