Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


827

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in dry woodlands, glades, barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer
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 squarrosa var. squarrosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-30-014:
Liatris squarrosa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Scaly Blazing-star, Squarrose Gayfeather, Longbracted Blazing-star


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image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lasq2_001_lvd

        

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_squarrosa_3

June        

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liatris_squarrosa_1

August        

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm060928_027

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Involucral bracts leaf-like, reflexed, lanceolate, with acuminate tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

Bill Stringer    wcssquarrosa_head

September        

Heads about 1" high in upper leaf axils, 20-45 flowers in each head, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm161001_855

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm0311g_02

November    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm061112_008010

November    Union County    SC

Roadside

Lvs mostly linear, lower 3-10" long & 0.2-.5" wide, gradually reduced upward, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm061112_014

November    Union County    SC

Roadside

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm061112_017

November    Union County    SC

Roadside

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm061112_022

November    Union County    SC

Roadside

Pappus plumose [with hairs or fine bristles on both sides], 12-15mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

JK Marlow    jkm111113_414

November    Union County    SC