Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


821

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common (uncommon in SC, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in sandhills, pine barrens, other xeric forests and woodlands, fields, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...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 pilosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris pilosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Grass-leaved Blazing-star