OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Liatris secunda   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris pauciflora   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris pauciflora var. secunda

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-008:
Liatris secunda   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria secunda

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Blazing-star, One-sided Blazing-star, Lax Blazing-star


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image of Liatris secunda, Sandhill Blazing-star, One-sided Blazing-star, Lax Blazing-star

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_liatris_secunda1

August    Richmond County    NC

Involucres cone-shaped, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Liatris secunda, Sandhill Blazing-star, One-sided Blazing-star, Lax Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_liatris_secunda_2903

September    Chesterfield    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

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

image of Liatris secunda, Sandhill Blazing-star, One-sided Blazing-star, Lax Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_liatris_secunda_2929

September    Chesterfield    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Inner phyllaries w abruptly acuminate apices, often apiculate or mucronulate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Liatris secunda, Sandhill Blazing-star, One-sided Blazing-star, Lax Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_liatris_secunda_2964

September    Chesterfield    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Liatris secunda   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris pauciflora   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris pauciflora var. secunda

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-008:
Liatris secunda   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria secunda

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3048

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish
Achene

 

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