Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3724

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Mountains), endemic

Look for it in 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Liatris virgata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris virgata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-30-003?:
Liatris graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

 

COMMON NAME:
wand blazing star


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image of Liatris virgata

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

        

image of Liatris virgata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_virgata_gra_12

September        

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

image of Liatris virgata

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.