OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris pilosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris pilosa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-003:
Liatris graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria graminifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Grassleaf Blazing-star, Shaggy Blazing-star


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lagr7_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160816_541

August    Oconee County    SC

Phyllaries apically rounded, completely bordered by a narrow, hyaline rim, per Taxonomy of the Liatris pilosa (graminifolia) complex (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae) (Nesom & Stucky, 2004).

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JK Marlow    jkm160816_543

August    Oconee County    SC

Leaves one-veined, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

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JK Marlow    jkm160816_543b

August    Oconee County    SC

Lower leaves usually prominently ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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September    York County    SC

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Liatris corms may be aged by their annual rings, like trees, per Book of Field and Roadside.

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September    York County    SC

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Involucres 6-11mm long, 4-6mm in diameter; the bracts obtuse, usually green, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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September    York County    SC

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The heads average about 10 flowers each and are almost sessile, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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September    York County    SC

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Flowers all discoid, perfect, 5-lobed, the corolla tube pilose within, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm060928_090

September    York County    SC

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[Pollinator at work.] Heads densely arranged, on internodes (1)2-5(7)mm, per Weakley's Flora.

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September    York County    SC

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Stems to 1.5m tall. Lower leaves 5-20cm long, 2-10mm wide, glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris pilosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Liatris pilosa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-30-003:
Liatris graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Laciniaria graminifolia

 

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821

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine barrens, other xeric forests and woodlands, fields, 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
Blackish
Achene

 

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