OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-009:
Liatris tenuifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria tenuifolia

 

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


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image of Liatris tenuifolia, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

Keith Bradley    kab_l_tenuifolia_4486

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

image of Liatris tenuifolia, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

Keith Bradley    kab_l_tenuifolia_4494

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

image of Liatris tenuifolia, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

Keith Bradley    kab_l_tenuifolia_4498

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

image of Liatris tenuifolia, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

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, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

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, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

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, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

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, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

JK Marlow    jkm161001_778

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris tenuifolia, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

JK Marlow    jkm161001_780

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris tenuifolia, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

JK Marlow    jkm161001_781

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris tenuifolia, Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather, Slender Blazing-star

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_tenuifolia

October        

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-009:
Liatris tenuifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria tenuifolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3135

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain

Habitat: 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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