Liatris squarrosa (L.) Michx.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Liatris squarrosa (L.) Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Glabrous or hairy, 3–8 dm; lvs linear or a little broader, firm, those near the base 6–25 cm × 4–13 mm, often partly sheathing, or the very lowest often smaller and deciduous; heads mostly few or even solitary, on stiff, erect peduncles or sessile; invol 12–25(–30) mm, its bracts firm, with loose or squarrose, acuminate tip; fls 20–45 per head, or up to 60 in the terminal head; inner surface of the cor-lobes coarsely hairy; pappus evidently plumose; 2n=20. Dry, open places; Del. to S.D., s. to Fla. and Tex. July–Aug. Three vars. in our range.

  • Common Names

    plains blazing star