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Stokesia laevis

Stokes Aster, Stokesia, Blue Stokesia, Stokes's Aster, Cornflower Aster

Scientific Name:

Stokesia laevis

Genus:

Stokesia

Species Epithet:

laevis

Common Name:

Stokes Aster, Stokesia, Blue Stokesia, Stokes's Aster, Cornflower Aster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Native in pitcherplant bogs and moist pinelands of FL, GA, and SC, rather frequently grown as a garden plant and naturalized from cultivation at least in NC. While Weakley shows it only as a waif in NC, USDA PLANTS shows it as native in Guilford County. Vascular Plants of NC gives it a ranking of State Endangered.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Cultivars available.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/stokesia-laevis/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STLA6



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