Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Smooth Blazing-star at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
PLANTS National Database
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Smooth Blazing-star, Heller's Blazing-star
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Will Stuart wil_5980190656_af1483f09d
A rare species limited to small scattered populations in mtns of NC, VA & WV, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
Will Stuart wil5980190656_af1483f09db
July Avery County NC
Heads of 7-10 disk flowers subtended by several series of overlapping bracts, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
Keith Bradley kab_liatris_helleri_10493
August Avery County NC
Upright stems to 16" tall, stem leaves gradually reduced in size, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.