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Liatris pilosa

Liatris pilosa (Aiton) Willd.

shaggy blazing star

Synonym(s): Lacinaria graminifolia, Lacinaria pilosa, Liatris graminifolia, Liatris graminifolia var. dubia, Liatris graminifolia var. lasia, Liatris pilosa var. lasia, Liatris pilosa var. pilosa
Liatris pilosa (Shaggy Blazing Star)
Image ID: 8182
Image by: Parkins, Grant Morrow
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: LIPI7
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Liatris pilosa
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-10-24

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: LIATR
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Liatris
GENUS AUTHORITY: Gaertn. ex Schreb.
GENUS COMMON: Blazing star
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of 40-50 species, herbs, of e. and c. North America.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Nesom in FNA (2006c); Gaiser (1946)=Z; Cronquist (1980)=SE; Stucky & Pyne (1990); Godfrey (1948)=Y; Stucky (1991); Stucky (1992); Mayfield (2002). Key adapted in large part from FNA.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: ASTERA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Asteraceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792
FAMILY COMMON: Aster Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO: Erect perennial of longleaf pine sandhills, pine barrens, shale barrens, other dry forests and woodlands, fields and road banks.
STEMS: Stems unbranched, with fine, dark green ridges; usually smooth (occasionally furry).
LEAVES: Leaves basal (withered by flowering) and alternate on the stem, linear, 2-10 in. long (reduced upward), gland-dotted, smooth but with scattered hairs along the margins.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Composite flowers (heads) densely arranged along a spike; heads about 1/2 in. tall, sessile or stalked, composed of 5-15 pinkish-purple, 5-lobed disk florets with protruding style branches and hairs within the tube. Purple-tinged, green bracts tightly cover the cylindric base of each head.
FRUITS: Fruit a cluster of tufted achenes.
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 1-3 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate, Basal
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Mixed
BLOOM TIME: Aug-Oct
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: Pinkish-purple
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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FRUITING PERIOD:

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Disturbed, Dry forests, Sandhills
NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: If you want to attract butterflies, shaggy blazing star is a great perennial to add to your garden. Its spikes of purple flowers bloom in late summer to early fall and provide a late-season nectar source. The thin foliage provides a nice contrast to broadleaf plants.Shaggy blazing star is native to the sandhills and commonly can be seen along roadsides. It thrives in average to dry soil and tolerates drought once established.

Bloom Table Text:

NCBG Location:

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Well-drained
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly, Hummingbird Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
229 2011-0057 2011-04-05 228 View
280 2011-0136 2011-06-16 285 View
9220 2008-0372 2020-05-07 228 View
9256 2019-0015 2019-11-11 1967 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
228 HORT 2003-11-06 Bryan View
285 HORT 2009-01-01 NCBG staff View
899 SOS 2016-11-19 Faucette View
1531 HORT 2005-03-08 Bryan View
1532 HORT 2005-03-08 Bryan View
1849 HORT 2006-11-01 Walker View
1967 HORT 2018-11-22 Walker View
2102 NPMD 2020-11-22 Summer View
2116 NPMD 2020-11-02 Marzolf View
2356 NPMD 2019-11-19 Touloupas View
2359 NPMD 2019-11-20 Touloupas View
2362 NPMD 2019-11-20 Touloupas View
2363 NPMD 2019-11-21 Touloupas View
2368 NPMD 2019-11-21 Touloupas View
2372 NPMD 2019-12-03 Touloupas View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
472 229 31 NCBG staff 2011-03-29 View
473 229 32 NCBG staff 2011-03-29 View
474 229 19 NCBG staff 2011-03-29 View
671 280 21 NCBG staff 2011-04-08 View
12312 9220 52 Liloia 2008-03-19 View
12380 9256 63 Liloia 2019-10-17 View
12381 9256 63 Liloia 2019-10-21 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: LIPI7
USDA Common Name: Shaggy Blazing Star
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Liatris pilosa
COMMON NAME:
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K, Va; = Liatris graminifolia - C, G; > Liatris graminifolia var. graminifolia - F; > Liatris graminifolia var. lasia Fernald & Griscom - F; > Liatris graminifolia var. racemosa (A.P. de Candolle) Venard - F, WV; < Liatris graminifolia Willdenow - RAB, SE, W (also see Liatris virgata) ; = Laciniaria graminifolia (Walter) Kuntze - S; > Liatris graminifolia var. dubia (Barton) A. Gray - WV, Y, Z; > Liatris graminifolia var. typica - Y, Z]
PHENOLOGY: (Aug-) Sep-Oct (-Nov).
HABITAT: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine barrens, other xeric forests and woodlands, fields, roadbanks.
COMMENTS: NJ, DE, and PA south to SC.
RANGE MAP: Liatris pilosa.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Liatris Gaertn. ex Schreb. (Blazing star)
SUMMARY: A genus of 40-50 species, herbs, of e. and c. North America.
REFERENCE: Nesom in FNA (2006c); Gaiser (1946)=Z; Cronquist (1980)=SE; Stucky & Pyne (1990); Godfrey (1948)=Y; Stucky (1991); Stucky (1992); Mayfield (2002). Key adapted in large part from FNA.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Liatris pilosa in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Liatris pilosa in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Liatris pilosa in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Liatris pilosa in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Liatris pilosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Liatris pilosa

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 8182
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 8182

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