OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris cokeri   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris cokeri

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-007:
Liatris regimontis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Blazing-star


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image of Liatris cokeri, Sandhill Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_l_cokeri_433_zoom

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves densely punctate on both surfaces; margins have fine hairs near base, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Liatris cokeri, Sandhill Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_liatris_cokeri_416

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

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

image of Liatris cokeri, Sandhill Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_liatris_cokeri_426

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Bracts of the heads form a cone-shaped involucre, tips dense with resin dots, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Liatris cokeri, Sandhill Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_liatris_cokeri_433

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves numerous, linear, 5-18cm long and 2-5mm wide, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Liatris cokeri, Sandhill Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_liatris_cokeri_443

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris cokeri   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris cokeri

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-007:
Liatris regimontis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3134

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (endemic)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-blue, pink
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
5-lobed corolla
Inferior ovary

Inflorescence a spike or raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish
Achene

 

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