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Liatris spicata var. spicata [Liatris spicata var. typica]

Dense Blazing-star, Florist's Gayfeather

Scientific Name:

Liatris spicata var. spicata [Liatris spicata var. typica]

Genus:

Liatris

Species Epithet:

spicata

Common Name:

Dense Blazing-star, Florist's Gayfeather

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Prairies, roadsides, seepages, bogs, grassy balds.  Common in NC mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S?: Uncertain (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section), G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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