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