Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


819

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in prairies, barrens, glades, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer/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 aspera   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris aspera var. intermedia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-30-011:
Liatris aspera   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Liatris spheroidea

 

COMMON NAME:
Rough Blazing-star


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image of Liatris aspera

JK Marlow    jkm0307j_10

July    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

Inflorescence long & spikelike w many mostly sessile heads, 14-35 flowers ea, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Liatris aspera

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_aspera_3

August        

Heads usually sessile, less often subsessile on peduncles 1-8mm (rarely more), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Liatris aspera

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_aspera_3b

August        

Phyllaries bullate, with broad conspicuous hyaline border, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Liatris aspera

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_aspera

October        

Phyllaries glabrous, the outer (at least) usually reflexing, per Weakley's Flora.