Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


820

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in diabase barrens, other glades and barrens, prairies, open woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

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 squarrulosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris squarrulosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-30-010:
Liatris earlei   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star


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image of Liatris squarrulosa

Will Stuart    wil_l_squarrulosa_1222

September    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Liatris squarrulosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_squarrulosa_4

October        

Often more than 20 heads, sessile or stalked, each with 14-24 flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Liatris squarrulosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_squarrulosa4b

October        

Peduncles usually 0, sometimes (ascending to spreading or deflexed) 2-8(-30)mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Liatris squarrulosa

Will Stuart    wil_l_squarrulosa_1027

October    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

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

image of Liatris squarrulosa

Will Stuart    wil_l_squarrulosa_170

October    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Phyllaries glabrous to puberulent or puberulent-hirtellous, outer us. reflexed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Liatris squarrulosa

Will Stuart    wil_l_squarrulosa_iph2069

October    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Habit. Often 4 feet tall or so, and rather weak stemmed, so leaning. — Will Stuart

image of Liatris squarrulosa

Will Stuart    wil_l_squarrulosaiph2069b

October    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves smooth, lanceolate, 4-14" long, 0.5-2" wide, reduced in size upward, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.