OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Liatris squarrulosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris squarrulosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris squarrulosa

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-010:
Liatris earlei   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

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

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

 

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


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image of Liatris squarrulosa, Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star

Will Stuart    wil_l_squarrulosa_1222

September    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Liatris squarrulosa, Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star

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, Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star

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, Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star

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 (2015).

image of Liatris squarrulosa, Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star

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, Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star

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, Southern Blazing-star, Earle's Blazing-star, Appalachian Blazing-star

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Liatris squarrulosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris squarrulosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris squarrulosa

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-010:
Liatris earlei   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

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

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

820

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: diabase barrens, other glades and barrens, prairies, longleaf pine sandhills, open woodlands, 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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