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Liatris squarrosa

Liatris squarrosa (L.) Michx.

scaly blazing star

Liatris squarrosa (Scaly Blazing Star)
Image ID: 9234
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: LISQ
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Liatris squarrosa
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-01-11

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 found in dry woodlands, glades and barrens.
STEMS: Stems unbranched, hairy or smooth.
LEAVES: Leaves alternate, broadly linear, 4-9 in. long (reduced upward), mostly smooth.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Composite flowers (heads) sparsely arranged along a slightly zigzagged terminal spike; heads 1/2-3/4 in. wide; composed of 10-60 purple-pink, 5-lobed disk florets surrounded by red, feathery bristles and with 2 protruding style branches. spreading or erect, smooth or hairy, green bracts surround the cylindric base of each head.
FRUITS: Fruit a cluster of tufted achenes.
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 1-2 1/2 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

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

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: May-Sep
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: Purple-pink
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Dry forests, Outcrops and glades, Woods margins
NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
18 2018-0004 2018-01-08 20 View
249 2011-0089 2011-05-04 252 View
404 2015-0050 2020-01-27 252 View
6688 1996-0341 View
8438 2005-0512 2005-12-20 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
20 HORT 2014-10-13 Summer View
252 HORT 2008-09-29 Liloia View
1535 HORT 2005-03-08 Bryan View
1723 HORT 2005-01-01 View
1833 HORT 2006-10-01 Bryan View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
19 18 16 Liloia 2016-03-00 View
578 249 19 Liloia 2011-04-29 View
580 249 39 NCBG staff 2011-05-13 View
581 249 43 NCBG staff 2011-11-02 View
582 249 34 NCBG staff 2012-03-21 View
950 404 16 Liloia 2015-01-30 View
9453 6688 8 NCBG staff 1996-03-05 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: LISQ
USDA Common Name: Scaly Blazing Star
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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

WEB RESOURCES

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

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 9234
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 9234

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