Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3135

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-blue
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 tenuifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris tenuifolia var. tenuifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-30-009:
Liatris tenuifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star


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image of Liatris tenuifolia

Keith Bradley    kab_l_tenuifolia_4486

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

image of Liatris tenuifolia

Keith Bradley    kab_l_tenuifolia_4494

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

image of Liatris tenuifolia

Keith Bradley    kab_l_tenuifolia_4498

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

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Will Stuart    wil_6150436870_f40521d48b

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Upper leaves much reduced, the plant appearing subscapose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Liatris tenuifolia

Will Stuart    wil_6150437436_8c91e3999c

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

A basal rosette of almost filiform leaves, usually less than 2mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Liatris tenuifolia

Will Stuart    wil_6150440026_0d0e39058a

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

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

image of Liatris tenuifolia

Will Stuart    wil_8452297913_95659396fd

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Eking out an existence - with grace - in the most barren of habitats, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Liatris tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm161001_778

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm161001_780

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm161001_781

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris tenuifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_tenuifolia

October