OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Liatris virgata   FAMILY Asteraceae__   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris virgata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris virgata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-003?:
Liatris graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Liatris graminifolia var. virgata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria regimontis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria smallii

 

COMMON NAME:
Wand Blazing-star


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image of Liatris virgata, Wand Blazing-star

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lasm_001_lvd

        

image of Liatris virgata, Wand Blazing-star

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_virgata_gra_12

September        

Heads loosely arranged, florets 7-10 (-12), per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Liatris virgata, Wand Blazing-star

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_virg_gram_2_2

October        

Stems glabrous. Heads on internodes 6-15 (-20) mm long, not secund, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Liatris virgata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris virgata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris virgata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-003?:
Liatris graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Liatris graminifolia var. virgata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria regimontis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria smallii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3724

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolinas, uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA

Habitat: Open woods, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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